Extremists 'including Anjem Choudary' given their own mini-prison to stop radicalisation

Extremist inmates moved to 'prison within prison' in attempt to fight radicalisation

It's thought Anjem Choudary could have been moved

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Several of the UK’s most notorious extremists have been moved to a ‘prison within a prison’ at HMP Frankland to stop them influencing other inmates.

Those who have been moved at the Durham prison have either been convicted of planning terrorism or deemed a risk to national security, Sky News reports.

It is thought that extremist preacher Anjem Choudary and Michael Adebolajo, who murdered soldier Lee Rigby in 2013, could be part of the group.

Two other centres are to be created in other high-security prisons, and in total the three sections will hold 28 inmates.

The centres will target all types of extremism, which includes Islamist and extreme far-right ideologies.

The segregated unit at HMP Frankland was recommended by a review, after it was found that "charismatic" prisoners were radicalising others.

Sam Gyimah, the prisons minister, said these centres are "an absolutely crucial element of our wider strategy to tackle extremism in prisons and ensure the safety of the wider public."