“Currently there are no specific tools used in Greek detention establishments for assessing the possible radicalisation of offenders. Any available information is forwarded to the competent officials, though the existing prison information network, for evaluation and further action. In addition, close cooperation has been developed in the framework of an exchange of information between the prison authorities and the relevant services of the Hellenic Police, aiming to both strengthen public order and security and to ensure the proper operation of the prison system. The government in Greece considers the risk of radicalisation within the prison offenders as important, and the development of new mechanisms and criteria and the use of tailor-made risk assessment tools are part of the new policy for the identification and prevention of radicalisation within prisons,” writes Triantafyllos Karatrantos in his report regarding the extremist offender management in Greece that was published by the International Center for the Study of Radicalisation at King’s College London.

You may read the full report in English here.