Italy has 19 radicalised prisoners, association says

449 minors in juvenile detention centres

(ANSA) - Rome, April 15 - Calabria's Rossano prison holds all 19 of Italy's "radicalised" prisoners, and there are 200 other prisoners in the Italian prison system labeled as "persons of attention", according to Patrizio Gonnella, president of the Antigone Association, which released its 12th annual report on Italian prisons on Friday.
    Gonnella warned, however, against taking "exacerbated tones on risks and creating tension in prison".
    "Tension produces violence, which in turn brings radicalisation," Gonnella said.
    He said there are 449 juveniles in detention centres in Italy and "the phenomenon (of radicalisation) is easily verifiable and containable" with monitoring for risk.


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