Jailbreaks dramatically down

16th May 2009, Comments 0 comments

A report by the National Agency of Correctional Institutions shows that the number of jailbreaks has dropped dramatically.

THE NETHERLANDS - A report by the National Agency of Correctional Institutions shows that the number of jailbreaks has dropped dramatically. Five years ago 37 people escaped from prisons and other correctional facilities.

Last year just 14 people did. The number of people committed to closed psychiatric institutions who escaped during probationary releases also fell: from 99 in 2004 to 28 last year.

The figures were announced as the agency is holding its sixth open day. Each of the 59 institutions resorting under the agency is providing its own programme, including presentations and guided tours.

The facilities are able to welcome 12,000 visitors, who must sign up in advance. The minimum age for admission is 12.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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