The Netherlands Has A Prison Problem, And It's Way Better Than Ours
A declining crime rate plus shorter sentences equals prison closures.By Katie Link | March 22, 2016
The Netherlands has an ongoing incarceration problem — too many prisons, not enough prisoners. Yes, you heard me right.
To combat this peculiar problem, the Dutch government has been forced to close prisons in the past. And according to local media, more prisons are set to get the ax.
The Telegraaf reports five more prisons will close their doors, putting hundreds of jobs on the line.