British Prisons Are Preparing For An Influx Of Islamic State Fighters, Says Justice Secretary

From the Telegraph:
Britain’s prisons are being readied for an expected influx of Islamic State jihadis returning to Britain from Syria, the Justice Secretary has disclosed.

David Gauke said “a lot of work” is being done by British authorities to ensure they are ready if large groups of British Isil fighters attempt to return home.

Hundreds of British extremists could soon be Britain’s “problem” after Isil was largely defeated in Syria and Iraq, he said.

In an interview in the Evening Standard newspaper Mr Gauke did not reveal how many are expected to return, although the Government has previously estimated that 850 UK-linked individuals went to engage in the Syrian conflict….

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