Scotland's largest prison has been "twinned" with the country's largest mosque in a bid to cut reoffending rates among Muslim ex-convicts. If successful, the scheme is likely to be rolled out to other institutions across the country.

HM Prison Barlinnie, situated in the north east of Glasgow, has formally established a partnership with Glasgow Central Mosque in a bid to rehabilitate Muslim inmates, the Times has reported.

Discussions between prison governors and the mosque's imams have resulted in an ambition to provide spiritual guidance to inmates while still incarcerated and practical work experience to those nearing the end of their sentences.

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