Netherlands Runs out of Prisoners

Check this out. Holland has run out of prisoners and must decide whether to close prisons or to lease prison space to Belgium:

During the 1990s the Netherlands faced a shortage of prison cells, but a decline in crime has since led to overcapacity in the prison system. The country now has capacity for 14,000 prisoners but only 12,000 detainees.

Deputy justice minister Nebahat Albayrak announced on Tuesday that eight prisons will be closed, resulting in the loss of 1,200 jobs. Natural redundancy and other measures should prevent any forced lay-offs, the minister said.

It is almost too obvious that dropping the drug war solves the problems w/ our criminal “justice” system.

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