A young Montreal couple recently acquitted of terrorism charges is being paid by a publicly funded de-radicalization agency to share their experience on radicalization in the prison system.

Sabrine Djermane and El Mahdi Jamali, both 21, will spend the next three months at Montreal's Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence working on a guide to help corrections officers and other workers to spot the warning signs of extremism in custody, said Herman Deparice-Okomba, head of the centre.

"We need their expertise as people who have gone through the system," he said in an interview. He added that the guide would include how to handle and work with prisoners awaiting trial or convicted for terrorism offences.

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