The Public Prosecutor demanded 15 years in prison followed by institutionalized psychiatric treatment against Johan P. in the court in Arnhem on Wednesday. P. is standing trial for strangling his 21-year-old niece Mariska to death in February last year.
The Ministry of Security and Justice plans to soon give thousands of prisoners a tablet. According to the Ministry, prisons are becoming more modern and it is important to keep up. The tablets will also help cut costs
A 54 year old man from Aachen, Germany was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison on Wednesday. He was found guilty of killing his wife, stuffing her body in a suitcase and dumping it in a river in Maastricht last year
A prison guard was stabbed in the side during a fierce fight between inmates and guards at the prison in Alphen aan den Rijn on Monday, the Telegraaf reports. According to the newspaper, a prisoner deliberately stabbed the guard.
Norwegian convicts are increasingly willing to be voluntarily transferred to Dutch prison Norgehaven in Veenhuizen, which Norway has been renting since September.
The Dutch judiciary is increasingly getting more capabilities to act against jihadists. A ruling by the Rotterdam District Court on Thursday means that now not only fighters can be punished, but also individuals or groups that support or facilitate terrorist organizations in any way, such as sending them money
Kas van R., better known as the Nijmegen peeping tom, was sentenced to six years in prison by the court in Arnhem on Tuesday. He stood trial for molesting, assaulting, threatening and raping seven young women between 2012 and 2014
About 250 underage children get married in the Netherlands every year, according to a study done by Maastricht University and the Verwey-Jonker Institute on behalf of the Ministry of Social Affairs. Most of these marriages take place in closed communities, so exact numbers are difficult to give
The Public Prosecutor in Arnhem on appeal demanded 30 months in prison, 10 of which conditionally suspended, and a probation period of two years against two suspected jihadists. The prosecutor believes that the men intended to travel to Syria to participate in the armed struggle and commit various crimes with terrorist intent.
George H. will spend life in prison for poisoning two Dominican men to death in order to collect their life insurance in 2013, the court in Amsterdam ruled on Thursday.
A court in Birmingham, England sentenced three out of four Dutch men to a combined 70 years in prison for their roles in smuggling more than 2 billion euros in cocaine and heroin into England using second-hand ambulances
FC Utrecht's 21-year-old accountant and his 20 year old brother were convicted for embezzling 77,500 euros from the football club's safe by the court in Midden Nederland on Monday. Both men were sentenced to 8 months in prison, 4 of which conditionally suspended.
The court in Haarlem sentenced the homeless Rotterdam man Swendly R. to one year in prison and psychiatric treatment for assaulting a conductress at the Hoofddorp in March. The sentence is equal to what the Prosecutor demanded
The Public Prosecutor demanded one prison sentence and three sentences of community service against the first four Feyenoord fans involved in the Rome riots whose cases appeared in the court of Rotterdam on Friday, the Telegraaf reports.
A 20-year-old man held in a robbery that turned fatal last week in Tilburg was on leave from a psychiatric institution when the crime took place, an unnamed source at the Justice Ministry reportedly told the Telegraaf. Mick Pitai, 48, was gunned down in his home on September 15 during what could have been a drug-related robbery.
Many Dutch municipalities are hastily arranging emergency shelter for refugees. The first 200 asylum seekers moved into the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht on Tuesday night. Other buildings transformed into emergency shelters include the barracks in Weert and the domed prison in Haarlem.
The Ministry of Security and Justice will begin using combinations of vitamin mineral supplements in the hopes of reducing aggression in convicted criminals. The ministry says the program has not been undertaken anywhere in the world, and is based on research suggesting additional fatty acids and food supplements can lead to a drop in exhibited aggressive behaviour, according to the Volkskrant.
Five members of a national assistance team have temporarily been suspended. They are suspected of possible involvement in the death of a prisoner. This death has many similarities to the death of Mitch Henriquez, the Telegraaf reports.
Michiel ten Broek, a Dutch tourist who traveled to Thailand, spent two weeks in a local prison after accidentally overstaying his visa. He has now returned to the Netherlands through help of his friends. Ten Broek says he received no assistance from the Dutch embassy in the country
Two inmates in the Penitentiary Institution Amsterdam Over-Amstel has been infected with MRSA. They are being monitored by the medial service and are being kept isolated from other prisoners.
A prison guard working at the prison in Nieuwegein has been suspended because of a sexual affair with one of the prisoners, AD reports.
One prisoner was injured in a fire at the maximum security division of the prison in Vucht, Brabant yesterday afternoon, NRC reports.
Two men accused of beating up two NS train workers appeared in court on Wednesday. The prosecutor demanded a sentence of 15 months in prison, five suspended, for the 30 year old suspect, and nine months imprisonment, four suspended for the 20 year old.
A court in Haarlem sentenced Remy D. to 32 months in prison, of which a year is conditional, for internet fraud and money laundering through Marktplaats.nl, Parool reports. Prosecutors were pushing for a five-year sentence, but the court sees more benefit in also treating D. through a mandatory rehabilitation program.