CPAU organized a two-day event on‘Preventing Radicalization in Prisons and Rehabilitating and Reintegrating Violent Extremists’ in Daikundi Province
In the face of violent extremism, prisons may provide a ‘safe haven’ and breeding ground for terrorists to network and to recruit and radicalize fellow inmates.This is further enhanced by a lack of suitable prison cells and a corrupt prison and justice system which are causing great damage for society and overall security.
However, prisons – when controlled and well-managed – can also constitute an environment that can be used to foster positive change and to disengage terrorists from their extremist ideologies and to rehabilitate them.
Therefore, it is important to have an efficient, just, and transparent prison management as well as appropriate rehabilitation and reintegration programs in place in order to prevent recidivism and to counter further radicalization and recruitment of violent extremists.
Tackling this issue, CPAU organized a two-day conference in Daikundi Province on 24th and 25th January 2016 with the participation of various speakers with different personal and professional backgrounds. The event has been useful for creating awareness on radicalization in prisons and for initiating further steps in countering violent extremism.