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Prisons Closed Due To Chronic Lack Of Inmates

by Pat Coate | June 01, 2009

During the 1990s, the Netherlands was faced with a lack of prison capacities, but now it has (fewer and fewer) prisoners.

Some 12,000 prisoners are serving their sentence at Dutch prisons, while there is room for 14,000 -- which is why deputy Justice Minister Nebahat Albayrak announced the closure of eight correctional institutions, saying that everyone who will lose their job because of this move would be taken care of.

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