Empty Dutch prisons used to house asylum seekers
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The Netherlands has converted about a dozen former prisons into centres for refugees.
De Koepel in HaarlemThe nation has been able to do so due to its lack of crime and shortage of prison inmates. According to the nation’s Ministry of Justice, around a third of Dutch prison cells remain empty. An approach to law enforcement that favours rehabilitation over incarceration is largely to thank.
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