New study reveals that isolating terrorists in jail hardens extremist beliefs

Published By ITCT News Desk On : December 18, 2018
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A new 10-year study of jails in the Philippines published on Tuesday by Australian National University researcher Clarke Jones has revealed that segregating and isolating terrorism offenders in prisons only hardens their beliefs and makes rehabilitation more difficult.

The new study raises questions about the approach taken in some Australian jails, particularly New South Wales’ Supermax, where terrorism offenders are shut off from the general prison population.

The study tends to support a contrasting approach taken in Victoria, where terrorism offenders are integrated with others to “prevent extremist views being continually reinforced by like-minded prisoners”.

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