According to Statistics Netherlands, 62.8 percent of the people who were in prison in 2013 have at least one non-Dutch parent. Of all 17 million people living in the Netherlands, only 21.3 percent have a non-Dutch parent, a previous Statistics Netherlands report from early 2014 said.
Bart Stapert, lawyer of executed Dutchman in Indonesia tells the story of his is client, only hours after the execution. Papua-born Dutch citizen Ang Kiem Soei, 62, received a death sentence in 2003 for allegedly producing ecstasy in an Indonesian drug lab.
A poster of a pedophile displayed in Den Helder this weekend has been met with irritation by the area residents where it is distributed. It features a convicted pedophile who has molested at least three girls, along with his name, vehicle, and home address.
Minister Ivo Opstelten (Security and Justice) has approved the extradition of Albanian murderer, but The Hague court ruled against his extradition on Tuesday and the Albanian will not be extradited.
Two new inspections show that there are serious flaws when it comes to addressing violence against police officers and prison guards
Joran van der Sloot, convicted of the murder of Peruvian Stephany Flores in 2010, has married his pregnant girlfriend from a Peruvian prison. The private ceremony took place at the maximum security prison facility in Lima.
Over seven hundred jobs will disappear from the prison system reveals an internal Ministry of Security and Justice memorandum, uncovered by De Telegraaf. This in addition to closing nineteen prisons in 2013, and a loss of 2000 jobs.
After spending eight years in a jail cell in Iran for suspected terrorist activity, Dutch-Iranian human rights activist Abdullah al-Mansouri is free ad back in The Netherlands. The 69-year-old's son tells the ANP that Iran has released Mansouri.
Another man has been arrested in connection with the execution of businessman Aytas Göraler earlier this year. Police arrested a 25-year old Amsterdam man on Tuesday in a Zwaag correctional facility, where he was being held for another crime.
Two hard criminals convicted or murder and rape, escaped the SDKK prison in Willemstad, Curaçao, on Thursday. They overpowered, abused and subsequently bound two guards before making a run for it.
An old juvenile detention center is being converted into an area where young people aged 14 to 18 can take shelter. The Central Organ shelter Asylum Seekers (COA) is rebuilding the Hevelrug in Overberg (Utrecht) into a habitable shelter with space for between 200 and 400 youths. The first refugees will be able to stay there from June.
President of Suriname, Desi Bouterse, wants his sentence to 11 years in prison due to cocaine trade be scrapped, and has asked the Supreme Court for a retrial, the NRC reports.
The graphic artist who sold fake etchings from artist Anton Heyboer (1924-2005) to an Amsterdam-based gallery owner for years has to serve 12 months in prison, of which six are conditional.
TBS patients in the Rooyse Wissel clinic in Venray say that they feel unsafe in their clinic, and that they lack treatment.
Pim Fortuyn's supporters are planning to hold a large-scale demonstration on the Friday, May 2nd, when his killer, Volkert van der G. is released.
State secretary for Security and Justice has approved a scheme that would see inmates construct their own doors in the new prison in Zaanstad.
Kickboxing champion Badr Hari will hear today if he will be able to continue his fighting career.
A mistake of the court in Utrecht has resulted in the release of hard criminal Mehmet K. last month, while he still had a prison sentence of five and a half years.
A prisoner in a detention center in Alphen aan den Rijn has shot another detainee in the foot with a nail gun.
The council for the judiciary has criticized the government’s immediate jail proposal for people convicted of crimes and sentenced to at least a year.
The refugees of the activist group 'Wij zijn hier' ('We are here'), who have been roaming the Amsterdam streets for over a year now, will not accept the new location for a reception center, proposed by the City.
Greenpeace activists Mannes Ubels and Faiza Oulahsen continue campaigning . Two months in a Russian cell did not break their fighting spirit is, according to the two in an exclusive interview with Nieuwsuur, which was broadcast Monday night.
The ten main suspects, involved in the Quote 500-gang robberies are on trial this week. On Tuesday they faced a sentence of up to 6 years in prison.