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NCJ Number: 118859 Find in a Library
Title: TVI Interview: British Prison Official Ray Wyre on Terrorists Behind Bars.
Journal: Terrorism, Violence and Insurgency Journal  Volume:5  Issue:3  Dated:(Winter 1985)  Pages:22-26
Author(s): B M Jenkins; W F Sater; K Kellen
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 5
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In Great Britian's dispersal prison system, terrorists and maximum security prisoners are moved from one facility to another to make escape more difficult.
Abstract: Terrorists differ from other prisoners because they often have a high self-worth and are able to carry out some terrorist activities while in prison. They also differ from other prisoners in their strong emotional defenses and their lack of remorse for what they have done. Terrorist prisoners want to remain actively involved with their groups; are able to obtain information through newspapers, visitors and other prisoners; are logical and rational; and show no signs of psychosis or mental illness. Terrorists should be separate from other prisoners because they continually try to influence other people with propaganda and information, recruit new group members from the prison population, and are not fearful of committing suicide for terrorist ideals.
Main Term(s): Terrorist detention
Index Term(s): Great Britain/United Kingdom; Terrorist ideologies
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