Lie detectors for terrorists: Jailed jihadis will have to take polygraph test

Mail Online | 11/29/2019 | Ian Drury;David Barrett For The Daily Mail
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Terrorists will be forced to take lie detector tests after leaving prison to prevent them from carrying out fresh attacks.

The most dangerous extremists will be hooked up to polygraph machines and quizzed about their activities and intentions to help find out if they are plotting new crimes.

Measure - Part - Multi-million - Pound - Crackdown

The measure is part of a multi-million pound crackdown on terrorism promised by ministers after the atrocity at Fishmongers’ Hall in London in November.

Usman Khan, a jihadist previously convicted of a plot to blow up the Stock Exchange, was left free to kill two victims in a knife rampage at a prisoner rehabilitation conference after leaving jail.

Overhaul - Yesterday - Home - Office - Ministry

The major overhaul, unveiled yesterday by the Home Office and Ministry of Justice, also means the most dangerous terrorists, including those who plot or train for attacks, will serve at least 14 years behind bars.

Terrorists serving shorter sentences will no longer be eligible for early release, and the plans will bring in tougher supervision of those released into the community, such as tighter curbs on phone and computer use.

Plans - Number - Counter-terrorism - Probation - Officers

Under the plans, the number of specialist counter-terrorism probation officers will be more than doubled from 60 to 135.

And there will be a £90million boost for counter-terror police – raising total funding to £906million – in 2020-21, as...
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