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Prison Cells Overcrowded

Published on 12/02/2007

12 February 2007

BRUSSELS —Flemish Christian Democrats (CD&V) Chairman Jo Vandeurzen says a good plan is needed to tackle the problem of overcrowded prisons, writes Het Belang van Limburg.

Jo Vandeurzen’s plan includes the construction of 2,000 new cells, better education and salaries for personnel and creation of a special “penitentiary enforcement court” in every province.

By developing a broader system of tasks assigned as an alternative penalty, the number of inmates incarcerated can also be decreased, Vandeurzen says.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news