"Influx of violent extremists" an increasing challenge for authorities

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New UN manual aims to address management of violent extremists in prison settings. Photo: UNAIDS/D. Gutu

The "influx of violent extremists" increases the overall challenges facing prison administrations around the world, according to a representative from the UN's Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Threats posed by radicalization have been on the rise and countries are increasing their counter-terrorism efforts.

The UNODC's justice section, recently released a handbook on the management of violent extremist prisoners and the prevention of violence.

Priyanka Shankar spoke to the agency's Philipp Meissner about why countering extremism in prisons should be a priority.

Duration: 4'33"

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