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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Prisons: Radicalism more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to tackle the spread of Islamist extremism in prisons. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 254762 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) works closely with a range of partners to tackle extremism of all ideologies in prisons. A HMPPS and Home Office Joint Extremism Unit (JEXU) was established in April 2017 to be the strategic centre for all counter terrorism work in prison and probation and have oversight of delivery across the end-to-end offender management process.</p><p> </p><p>Prisoners identified as being of extremist concern, or who have shown signs of being vulnerable to extremism, are managed actively as part of a comprehensive case management process . Over 22,000 prison staff have received specialist extremism awareness training, to enable them to identify, report and challenge extremist views. In addition, HMPPS employs multi-faith chaplaincy teams in all prisons, whose role it is to provide support, guidance and to challenge inappropriate behaviour. To further help offenders rehabilitate and disengage from extremism and terrorism, JEXU has rolled out a theological intervention programme. A small group of chaplains are receiving specialised training and ongoing support to lead this important capability.</p><p> </p><p>Finally, two Separation Centres are in operation for those individuals whose extremist risk cannot be managed effectively in the mainstream prison population, as a safeguarding measure to protect prisoners from terrorist and extremist influences, and to reduce the ongoing risk they present to national security despite their imprisonment.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T13:01:20.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T13:01:20.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1127899
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Prisons: Radicalism more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to tackle the spread of far-right extremism in prisons. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 257013 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-30more like thismore than 2019-05-30
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) works closely with a range of partners to tackle extremism of all ideologies in prisons, including ideologies held by far-right offenders. An HMPPS and Home Office Joint Extremism Unit (JEXU) was established in April 2017 to be the strategic centre for all counter terrorism work in prison and probation and have oversight of delivery across the end-to-end offender management process.</p><p> </p><p>The number of far-right offenders in prison and being managed by probation has grown in recent years. Our dedicated, specialist teams manage the risks presented by all terrorists and extremists, including Right Wing Terrorists and far-right offenders, in prison and the community. We are working across Government to review and develop our capability to manage this cohort and safeguard the wider offender population.</p><p> </p><p>Prisoners identified as being of extremist concern, or who have shown signs of being vulnerable to extremism, are managed actively as part of a comprehensive case management process. Over 22,000 prison staff have received specialist extremism awareness training, to enable them to identify, report and challenge extremist views.</p><p> </p><p>HMPPS uses a wide range of interventions as part of its management of extremist offenders in prison. These range from assessment tools, such as the Extremism Risk Guidance 22+ and Extremism Risk Screening, to rehabilitative measures such as the Healthy Identity Intervention, Developing Dialogues, and the Desistance and Disengagement Programme. Interventions play an important role in helping to encourage and facilitate desistance and disengagement from extremism, support reintegration into society, and reduce the risk of further offending. All of these interventions are available to far-right offenders, if required.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-05-30T15:53:33.19Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-30T15:53:33.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Prison Service: Crimes of Violence more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many serious assaults there have been on staff in HM prisons in the last five years for which information is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government publishes quarterly statistics on violence in prison, and a more detailed annual breakdown, and both are available at:<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/safety-in-custody-quarterly-update-to-december-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/safety-in-custody-quarterly-update-to-december-2018</a>. The relevant link is ‘Assaults in prison custody 2000 to 2018’ and the information can be found in table 3.1: Prison assaults summary statistics by calendar year, England and Wales, 2000-2018.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is taking unprecedented action to improve safety in prisons. We have recruited over 4,700 more prison officers since October 2016, and we now have the greatest number in post since early 2012. The Challenge, Support and Intervention Plan case management process for prisoners at risk of violence has been mandated for all prisons to help staff to manage violent prisoners and those identified as posing a raised risk of being violent.</p><p>We are investing an extra £70 million to improve safety, security and decency, and equipping officers with PAVA incapacitant spray and body-worn cameras to help prevent serious harm to staff and prisoners when dealing with violent incidents. We are improving perimeter security and introducing new x-ray scanners, drug-detection dogs and dedicated search teams to address the supply of drugs that we know are fuelling much of the violence in custody. We are confident that these initiatives, together with the many other measures that we are taking to protect our staff, will reduce the level of violence in prisons.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T14:44:33.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:44:33.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Prison Officers: Riot Control Weapons more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of protection available to prison officers who are not trained in the use of PAVA spray. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 269686 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government is clear that prison officers should have the best possible protection when facing physical violence that is sometimes directed against them. We plan to roll out PAVA, a synthetic pepper spray, to all adult male closed establishments which have fully implemented the key worker scheme – which is vital in building relationships between offenders and staff. PAVA will be rolled out alongside training in a newly developed personal protection system. Additionally we will be making rigid bar handcuffs available to prison officers for use during prisoner control and restraint in the male estate, and body worn video cameras are already available to staff across the estate.</p><p>The Assault on Emergency Workers Act 2018 has doubled the maximum sentence from 6 to 12 months in prison for assaulting prison staff. This new law means that judges must consider tougher sentences for a range of other offences - including GBH and sexual assault - if the victim is a prison officer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T15:54:09.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T15:54:09.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this