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France fights Islamist radicalisation in prisons

By Alison Hird

In the wake of last month's attacks in Paris the French government has made the fight against Islamic radicalisation in prison a priority. Two of the men behind the attacks met in prison and  are said to have been radicalised by an imam during their stay. Planned measures include separating suspected jihadists from other inmates as is already underway in Fresnes prison near Paris. And 60 additional Muslim chaplains are to join the current 182 working in French prisons. But there are doubts over the efficiency of the proposed measures.

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