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Does ‘deradicalisation’ in prison work?

In the wake of the terrorist attack in Vienna, we learned that the perpetrator was a wannabe ISIS fighter who was sent to prison. While there he went into a ‘deradicalisation’ program and told the organisers he had abandoned ISIS ideology, but went on to kill five people in downtown Vienna. What does this tell us about deradicalisation programs? Borealis looks at these efforts.

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