At the end of May, there were 165 prisoners linked to terrorism and radicalization in our prisons, according to the criteria of the General Directorate of Prison Establishments (DG EPI). 1.7% of all prisoners, followed through the Extremism Cell (or CelEx). The vast majority for connections with radical Islamist ideology, with the exception of 5 prisoners classified on the far right.
More than 370 radical detainees have been released from Belgian prisons since 2012, according to figures collected by Thomas Renard. 60 others are eligible for exit by the end of 2021.