Concerns are growing at one of the largest prisons in the Netherlands: how long will the cells remain full? | Brabant

Concerns are growing at one of the largest prisons in the Netherlands: how long will the cells remain full? | Brabant
Concerns are growing at one of the largest prisons in the Netherlands: how long will the cells remain full? | Brabant
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Who wants to work in prison? It is a burning question in Grave, where one of the larger penitentiaries in the Netherlands is located. The staff is aging and new recruits are difficult to find, while working with detainees is very satisfying, according to the director.

“Since corona it has been all hands on deck,” says director Carla Wijnhoven of the PI Grave, with 451 cells one of the larger penitentiary institutions in the Netherlands.

The inability to fill vacant positions is a national problem in the prison system due to the aging population. Due to the shortage of staff, cells elsewhere are forced to remain empty.

In the Netherlands, about two thousand convicts are now walking around freely, while they should actually be locked up. This only concerns people who have committed lesser crimes, but still.

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The article is in Dutch

Netherlands

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