Revealed: How one in five inmates in maximum security prisons is Muslim
- 1,229 out of the 5,885 prisoners in high-security jails follow the Islamic faith
- The figure equates to 20% compared with 5% Muslim population in Britain
- At Whitemoor prison, Cambridgeshire, 44% of the 447 inmates are Muslim
- Some experts warns jails are ‘ripe’ to become extremist recruiting grounds
By Steph Cockroft for MailOnline
Published: 10:38, 25 January 2016 |
One in five inmates serving sentences in Britain’s maximum security jails are Muslim, figures show.
There are currently 5,885 highly dangerous criminals behind bars in the eight Category A prisons in the UK, of which 1,229 follow the Islamic faith.
The figure equates to 20 per cent of high-security prisoners and, according to figures obtained by The Sun, is an increase of 23 per cent from five years ago.
One in five inmates serving sentences in Britain’s maximum security jails…
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