Norwegian convicts are increasingly willing to be voluntarily transferred to Dutch prison Norgehaven in Veenhuizen, which Norway has been renting since September.
The first group of Norwegian prisoners arrived in the Netherlands in an armored bus around noon on Tuesday. They are on their way to their new home in Veenhuizen, where they will serve their sentences
On Tuesday the Senate approved the agreement that will allow the transfer of 242 Norwegian prisoners to the Norgerhaven location of the penitentiary institution in Veerhuizen. The first Norwegian prisoners are expected to arrive in September.
The court in The Hague ruled that the Dutch prisoners serving sentences in Division K of the long term facility in Veerhuizen, may be transferred to make room for Norwegian prisoners.