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Britain's Boris Johnson Vows To End Early Release Of Terrorism Offenders

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Britain's Boris Johnson Vows To End Early Release Of Terrorism Offenders

“What we want to do is to make sure that people convicted of terrorist offenses are not let out without some process of parole or scrutiny,” Johnson said.

By Saphora Smith

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday that the automatic early release of convicted terrorism offenders from prison must end after an Islamist attacker recently released from prison injured two people in a stabbing rampage in a busy south London street, before he was shot dead by police.

“What we want to do is to make sure that people convicted of terrorist offenses are not let out without some process of parole or scrutiny by real experts,” Johnson told an event in London on Monday.

Johnson said his government was already bringing forward legislation to stop the system of automatic early release but the difficulty was how to apply this requirement retrospectively to the cohort of prisoners who already qualify for early release.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/britain-s-boris-johnson-vows-end-early-release-terrorism-offenders-n1128576