Five more prisons will close in the next few years in the Netherlands, as crime rate continuously falls in the recent years and the government wants to reduce prison system’s operating costs.

The announcement was made by the Dutch Justice Minister, Ard van der Steur who has told the parliament that the government wants to cut the costs of maintaining hundreds of empty cells. The Minister didn’t give details about the prison reforms but the Dutch News website cited Dutch daily, The Telegraaf, ...

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