JihadistRadicalisationEUPrisonsIn May 2010, in the framework of a project carried out in partnership with the Muslim Community of Venice (CRII, Italy), the Association Droit au Droit, the Provveditorato alle Carceri di Padova (Italian Ministry of Justice) and ITIC (Israel), Agenfor (Italy) released a report on “Jihadist Radicalisation in European prisons”.

The purpose of this report is to help identifying a profile of the threat represented by pseudo-Islamic radicalisation in European prisons and, on the basis of a comprehensive analysis of the phenomena, indicate appropriate European strategies of prevention and contrast.
It provides an extensive outline of the more important case histories of radicalisation in European and USA prisons, as well as a comparative analysis of the penitentiary systems of Italy, Spain, Belgium, France and England regarding the problem of penitentiary radicalisation and the handling of prisoners of Muslim faith.

Specific recommendations aimed at preventing radicalisation and proselytism include giving specially trained Imams an organic role in penitentiary activities, and establishing partnerships with the local moderate Mosques in order to prevent distorted and exploited use of the Koran; providing assistance to the more vulnerable inmates and their families; developing forms of inter-institutional co-ordination on a national and European level, ensuring the involvement of relevant civil society organisations in the measures of prevention.





The report, which was authored by Sergio Bianchi, also draws on direct contributions from Issam Mujihed, Nicola Giovannini, Malena Zingoni Fernandez, Paolo Quercia, Sergio de Vita.

This publication was part of the Project “CRYME - Criminal Rehabilitation of Young Muslims in Europe” (JLS/2007/ISEC/551)” .


Press coverage

Il Giornale 24 May 2010

Il Giornale (pag.2) 24 May 2010

Il Giornale (pag.3) 24 May 2010 

Il Corriere di Rimini 05 June 2010 

La Voce di Rimini 2 June 2010 (Front Page)

La voce di Rimini 2 June 2010 (Internal Pages)

La Voce di Rimini 03 June 2010

La Voce di Rimini 06 June 2010 (Front Page)

La Voce di Rimini 06 June 2010 (internal Pages)

Panorama Settember 2010


For more information on the project please visit:http://www.agenformedia.com/cryme-one.html