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Prison: A Training Ground for Terrorists

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Jun 5, 2018 | 07:00 GMT
This photograph shows prisoners in a cell.

Many inmates, including jihadists, emerge from prison far more dangerous than when they entered.

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When Benjamin Herman, a 36-year-old Belgian, walked out of prison in Liege with a two-day pass on May 28, he was a man on a mission. That evening he killed a drug dealer he had met behind bars by beating him with a hammer. The next morning he attacked two...

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