A majority of convicted terrorists imprisoned since the 9/11 attacks have reportedly been released from prison and still hold their extremist beliefs.
Of the 583 people imprisoned on terror charges in the last 15 years, 418 have been released.
Two-thirds of those released refused to take part in deradicalisation programmes aimed at addressing their extremist convictions.
It’s easy to … understand that we need a more robust programme to monitor released terrorists.
“It’s perfectly reasonable to say that once someone’s served their sentence, if it isn’t possible to reassess them, we should continue to monitor them outside prison,”.
“So, if there’s any indication at all that they are reconnecting with organised terrorist groups, the intervention can take place very quickly rather than allowing them to commit another act and then having to try to pick them up again.”