Thursday, May 28, 2009

Whitey shows how it's done..

This is for real. This is not a parody. Oh, to have this 'problem'. Is it even a problem? Just 12 000 prisoners from a population of 16,5 million.

Netherlands to close prisons for lack of criminals

The Dutch justice ministry has announced it will close eight prions and cut 1,200 jobs in the prison system. A decline in crime has left many cells empty.

During the 1990s the Netherlands faced a shortage of prison cells, but a decline in crime has since led to overcapacity in the prison system. The country now has capacity for 14,000 prisoners but only 12,000 detainees.

Deputy justice minister Nebahat Albayrak announced on Tuesday that eight prisons will be closed, resulting in the loss of 1,200 jobs. Natural redundancy and other measures should prevent any forced lay-offs, the minister said.

The overcapacity is a result of the declining crime rate, which the ministry's research department expects to continue for some time.

Belgian prisoners

Some reprieve might come from a deal with Belgium, which is facing overpopulation in its prisons. The two countries are working out an agreement to house Belgian prisoners in Dutch prisons. Some five-hundred Belgian prisoners could be transferred to the Tilburg prison by 2010.

The Netherlands would get 30 million euros in the deal, and it will allow the closing of the prisons in Rotterdam and Veenhuizen to be postponed until 2012.

4 Opinion(s):

Katzenjammer said...

Anonymous said...

Dutch police are too scared to lock up Moroccan thugs because they are scared of being called racist. Dutch Moroccans automatically have citizenship of Morocco as well as the Netherlands, so that's how the shit can get the rest of their families in.

Anonymous said...

@Dachshund. Is that Toozdays Toot? Eish.

Anonymous said...

Interesting article given that Holland is experiencing a massive shift in demographics.