Calls for ‘prisons within prisons’ for Islamist extremists as new report says staff are too scared of being called “racist”

A major review has recommended so-called ‘prisons within prisons’ to deal with the growing and potentially lethal problem of Islamist extremism in Britain’s jails.

Ian Acheson, a former prison governor, was asked to lead a review of radicalisation in jails last year.

One of the key recommendations to emerge from his review is the creation of units to ‘isolate’ and ‘incapacitate’ a small number of prisoners to stop them being able to radicalise other inmates.