The Council for Penological Cooperation (PCCP) had its 8th meeting of the PCCP working group in Strasbourg from 4 – 6 February. The main topics on the agenda were radicalization in prisons, implementation of recommendations and preparation of the Annual Conference of Prison and Probation Directors (CDPPS). The Committee of Ministers has requested the PCCP to develop recommendations on the the role prison and probation services can play in dealing with violent extremism and radicalization which lead to terrorism. These recommendations will be in draft presented at the CDPPS in Bucharest 9 & 10th June and finalized until the plenary PCCP meeting in November. The meeting notes and draft agenda can be found under this link.