HMP Frankland in Durham, one of three prison sites with ‘separation centres’ for terrorists
HMP Frankland in Durham, one of three prison sites with ‘separation centres’ for terrorists

Fewer than half the jail cells created to hold Britain’s most dangerous Islamist terrorists are occupied, despite an unprecedented threat from Islamist extremists.

The Prison Service is failing to lock up terrorists in the “separation centres” created for them, because it fears being sued for breaching their “human rights”, prison sources say.

While there are more than 160 convicted terrorists in prison, only seven, including the notorious Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary, have been moved to the units.