Extremists to be put in special prison units

Extremist prisoners who "seek to poison the minds of others" will be put in special units in English and Welsh jails, the government has said. Justice Secretary Liz Truss also set out plans for the removal of extremist books from prison libraries and stronger vetting of prison chaplains. But the Prison Reform Trust warned many jails had been hit by staff cuts.It comes after a report found there was "complacency" at the "growing problem" of Islamist extremism in jails.The review into extremism in prisons, led by former prison governor Ian Acheson and published on Monday, found: