The outgoing chief inspector of prisons has warned that Islamist extremists are increasingly using jails as venues to recruit potential terrorists.

Nick Hardwick's comments come amid increasing alarm amongst prison workers about the increasingly significant presence of committed jihadists operating inside British jails.

'There are undoubtedly a small number of very dangerous men motivated by a religion or ideology who are trying to recruit other people so they will go on to commit offences linked to that ideology or religion', he told The Times.

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