ICSR Report: Prisons and Terrorism: Extremist Offender Management in 10 European Countries

Tore Bjørgo has contributed from C-REX.

Throughout Europe, the extremist offender population has changed profoundly over the past decade:

  1. There are more inmates convicted of terrorism‑related offences than at any point since the turn of the millennium.
  2. They have more varied backgrounds – including more women and a rapidly growing prisoner population from the far right.
  3. They are serving a wider range of sentences, many of them relatively short‑term.

Combined, these three developments mean that managing extremist offenders is even more urgent – and more challenging – an issue.

The full report can be accessed here.

Published Aug. 11, 2020 9:58 AM - Last modified Aug. 11, 2020 9:58 AM