Monday, May 25, 2009

Netherlands to close prisons due to lack of prisoners

According to this article, the Netherlands has too many prison beds and not enough prisoners. 1,200 jobs will be lost if these prisons close.

Hard times, eh?

According to this Radio Netherlands Worldwide article, it's due to the generous allowances of using community service time to offset jail time. The conservatives don't like that at all.

How is this relevant to the U.S.? I am not entirely sure, but I do love to peek into very different societies than our own.

Enjoy a wider perspective,


[via my faithful Canukistani operative "Yuri," photo credit in linked article]

1 comment:

Trappin' Pat said...

Maybe we can send our Guantanamo detainees there. Just kidding but I recon the detainees might be all for it.