Prisons in Norway Reaches a Record-level Occupancy Level

According to figures from Directorate of Norwegian Correctional Service, the conditions in Norwegian prisons are getting worse over the last couple of years. 

The only solution is to build new prisons, points out the report by the directorate. Previously, the Government reached an agreement to rent 242 prisoner cells in Dutch prison in five years. 

According to the agreement between the Netherlands and Norway, the first prisoners will be sent in summer of 2015.

The rented prison is located in town Veenhuizen, northern Netherlands. It will be operated as a subdivision of Ullersmo Prison in Norway and get a Norwegian director, but with Dutch employees.

The proposal to send Norwegian prisoners to the Netherlands was first presented last year, and in late November the Ministry of Justice confirmed that there was an ongoing negotiations for the lease of prison..


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