Friday, June 30, 2017

Allowing Terrorists to Re-Enter Prison is a Bad Idea

Edwin Lemmons arrested by FBI 2003
How did a former inmate with extremist views and convicted of firearm charges earn the ability to enter Virginia prisons as a religious volunteer and employee of the Muslim Chaplain Services of Virginia?

Recent articles by the IPT and other news organizations have addressed the growing concerns regarding the upcoming release of over a hundred inmates convicted of terrorism related crimes. Experts have spoken on the lack of a bona fide strategy that will address the unique security issues presented when a terrorist is released. The need for post release specialized supervision programs is clear.

The one idea that should not be on the table is to allow them to re-enter prisons to speak with inmates as a religious volunteer. Yet this is exactly what has happened in the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) for the last two years.
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