Everyone must abide by the rules set out in the criminal law. Anyone who does not do so may be prosecuted. The penalty depends on the severity of the offence committed. Age and personal history also play a role.
Sentences and non-punitive orders
Government presents vision for imprisonment: ‘Setting prisoners to work’
18-06-2018 | 07:00
Prisoners need to work on their safe return to society from day one. The government wants to reduce reversion to crime by already ...
No more Belgian prisoners in Tilburg from 2017 on
12-10-2015 | 13:17
Belgium has decided not to extend the lease agreement with Tilburg Penitentiary for another term. This means that the last ...
The judge decides about pre-trial detention pending an appeal
07-10-2015 | 16:33
The judge who sentences a person to at least one year in prison, will soon be able to order that the convicted person be taken ...