Policy paper

Islamist extremism in prisons, probation and youth justice

An overview of, and government response to, the review into Islamist extremism in prisons, probation and youth justice.



In September 2015 the then Secretary of State for Justice commissioned a departmental review, supported by external expertise, to:

  • assess the threat which Islamist Extremism (IE) and the radicalisation which sustains it pose to prisons and probation services
  • assess the capability of the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) to manage that threat

This summary provides an overview of its context, key findings and principal recommendations. The government’s response to the review is also published.

Published 22 August 2016