Tuesday, 18 March 2014 - 07:37
Prisoners build own cell doors.
State secretary for Security and Justice has approved a scheme that would see inmates construct their own doors in the new prison in Zaanstad. The production company from the Judicial Institutions Service (DJI) has won the public tender. The production company In-Made has also won the tender due to lower costs, Teeven said in RTL Late Night. Inmates have lower compensation, after all, he said. Teeven did point out that the supervisors' compensation would come on top of that. In-Made is active in all 29 prisons in the Netherlands, but each establishment has its own specialities. The prisoners who will make the doors for Zaanstad are in Zwolle. The new building in Zaanstad will replace the prison in Haarlem and the Bijlmerbajes prison complex in Amsterdam, which are outdated. Some thousand prisoners are supposed to come.