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Government presents vision for imprisonment: ‘Setting prisoners to work’

Prisoners need to work on their safe return to society from day one. The government wants to reduce reversion to crime by already ...

News item | 18-06-2018 | 07:00

No more Belgian prisoners in Tilburg from 2017 on

Belgium has decided not to extend the lease agreement with Tilburg Penitentiary for another term. This means that the last ...

News item | 12-10-2015 | 13:17

The judge decides about pre-trial detention pending an appeal

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 ...

News item | 07-10-2015 | 16:33

Segregated detention of terrorists works

The concentration of radical detainees in dedicated Terrorist Units is proving effective. That is the conclusion of various ...

News item | 03-07-2015 | 10:54

Digital service desk makes it easier to check and pay fines

Today, in Utrecht, the Minister of Security and Justice, Van der Steur, launched the digital service desk for the online ...

News item | 30-06-2015 | 08:56

Criminal courts authorised to impose stiffer sentences for multiple offences

The criminal courts are to be given the power to impose stiffer sentences on defendants tried for multiple offences in a single ...

News item | 27-06-2014 | 16:10

More liberties for detained foreign nationals

Detained foreign nationals will be given more liberties during their detention than they are given now. For instance, they will ...

News item | 21-12-2013 | 11:42

The Dutch Government wants to introduce penal legislation for adolescents

The penal legislation for adolescents bill, which contains a wide range of measures, is intended to enable the Dutch government ...

News item | 06-07-2012 | 10:39