Incarcerated and indoctrinated: how to tackle extremism in prisons

This event, hosted by UK think tank the Henry Jackson Society will discuss the need for meaningful change within the prison system.

On January 25, Jonathan Hall QC announced a review into of terrorism in the prison estate in England and Wales, as part of his independent annual review of the Terrorism Act.

This timely announcement comes in the wake of a number of terrorist attacks perpetrated by radicalised offenders released from across the UK prison estate and an increase in violent attacks by jihadist inmates against prison officers.

What changes now need to be made within the prison system to prevent the spread of radicalisation amongst inmates? What challenges may we face in making such changes? Does de-radicalisation in prisons actually work? How can we predict which offenders will go on to perpetrate acts of violence, and what can be done to stop them?

The Henry Jackson Society is pleased to invite you to this timely and informative debate, where we will be joined by experts to discuss the need for meaningful change within the prison system to prevent any further violent attacks against both the public and prison staff.


Ian Acheson has a vast wealth of experience in prison security and counter-terrorism.

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting.

Eilish O’Gara is an experienced counter-terrorism analyst, who has spent the last five years working in UK Counter Terrorism.



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