Muslim prisoners double in Britain’s top terror jail (and foreign nationals up by a third)
Newly released figures show the population of Muslim inmates in the top-security category A prison has jumped by 108 per cent since March 2010 – up from 127 to 265 in December 2014.
The increase has come despite the total number of prisoners in the south-east London detention centre remaining broadly level.
HMP Belmarsh is one of the UK’s most secure prisons and has earned a reputation as the home of some of its most dangerous offenders – including a large swathe of terrorism convicts.
A number of high-profile terror suspects have passed through the high-security jail, including former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg.