Finland's Criminal Sanctions Agency (Rise) says that there are dozens of radicalised inmates in Finnish prisons. Signs of violent extremist thought and radicalisation have been observed in 84 prisoners, the agency says in a report issued on Friday. Nearly half of these individuals have been released from incarceration, it says.

The report says that the phenomenon should be countered through better staff training, data gathering and more secure placement in correctional facilities. The paper is the result of a year-long study.

It says that there have been cases of assaults by prisoners of Muslim background in Finnish prisons that are suspected of having religious motivations.

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