Unbelievable! Netherlands close eight prisons, no criminals

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Believe it or not, the Netherlands will be closing eight prisons due to lack of criminals.

Given the current state of crime around the world and the constant issue of overcrowding and deplorable conditions in many prison facilities, news like this seems so strange to comprehend.

The decision came as a result of a decrease crime in the country that happens to be one of the richest and most connected in the world.

The Criminal Justice Alliance called for “the unnecessary use of prison, ensuring it is reserved for serious, persistent and violent offenders for whom no alternative sanction is appropriate”.

Netherlands prisons
A former notorious Dutch prison turned luxury hotel.
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  1. Avatar Prex23 March 9th, 2012 at 5:32 am

    Typical savage always playing with our heads. Cut this bull.

  2. Avatar Pratt March 9th, 2012 at 10:07 am

    The ever genuine WATERMELON is yet again trying to hold the country hostage. How many times is Raila going to slow the country down? And why doesnt he seek audience with president before stirring up matters? But a saboteur has no patience! Perhaps, is about time Raila’s buff was called off. First, his post is no longer in the constitution and his involvement in new dispensation was actually sneaked in when he commanded majority numbers in parliament. Needless to say, thats no longer the case at all. President Kibakli should therefore save the country by rallying his troops to change this insulting situation. There is no reason at all for the do-nothing Pm to be consulted when he is hellbent on self interest. The country needs to fast move forward without his reckless side shows. President should therefore unleash the country from this unrepentant saboteur. 

  3. Avatar Gichira Peter March 9th, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Really? I think this was one of those attention diverters. Must have been released by the PM’s office after the debate in parliament regarding the British Foreign Affairs Office.
    Clever politics I guess.

  4. Avatar Paul Wamai March 9th, 2012 at 11:24 am

    The issue of consultations between the PM and the President should be handled in their boardrooms. Why does the PM always wait until information is in the public domain for him to rush out and claim ignorance. This game is now outdated and I cannot wait for the coalition to be dessolved and a new election called. The PM is seeking public sympathy but may be creating for himself public disapproval.

  5. Avatar Kariuki March 9th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    The appointments were handled without the consultation of the PM. Raila is right and he should’ve been consulted. Why did the president have to wait for the PM to be abroad for him to appoint? Under the consitution he has every right to be consulted.
    There were 4 nominees who where chucked out from the list simply to accomodate others who are for the president and his cronnies.
    I support the PM in this whole heartedly!

    1. Avatar Pratt March 9th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

      Raila is using selfish personal interests in national affairs. Why didnt he call the president and explain his position, if he is genuine, instead of rushing to the press? Remember anti-corruption appointees are still held at bay, courtsey to Raila’s watermelon tactics! Do the country revolve around one illogical person? And who doesnt know prime ministership is a redundant job in the new constitution? Raila has been using the speaker to get his way. But I doubt whether this time round fake solomonic wisdom will save him. He doesnt have numbers and still thinks he can throw his weight around, thats totally unacceptable. Remember every time he slows down implemention of the constitution, we nearly end up with same results he pretended to object. Remember appointment of AG, CJ of which he wanted justice Omollo, who has failed to feature anywhere in the scheme of things? Anti-corruption body is without leadership after Raila approved appointees, only to turn around and claim that they didnt have “passion” to fight corruption. Only last week, he stated that we need new appoimtees. Why the circus? Obviously he wanted his Os to take the jobs! However, O Lumumba was there only the other day with alot of “passion” but miserably failed to get us results. He had to be felled by his 100k mischief! Rolling personal effects as national in total disregard of costs the country has had to bear is the wrong way to go. 

  6. Avatar Owuor Japolo March 9th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Governing by consultations has become a nightmare to the Kenyan people. The principals need to engage in an open honest way without playing some cards under the table.

  7. Avatar Francis March 9th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    So in the government of Kenya this is what happens:A junior officer (clerk in pm office) writes to the speaker of national assembly of Kenya-No-writes to the press first “INSTRUCTING THE SPEAKER THAT NOMINEES FROM THE PRESIDENT ARE NULL AND VOID”. The fellow does not find it diplomatic to first call his boss the PS OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND ACTING HEAD OF CIVIL SERVICE.Worse he does not find it necessary to call MINISTER/PS  INTERNAL SECURITY-parent ministry to voice concerns.He does not find it fitting to call the AG who advices ALL government on matters legal.It is not about whether one person was consulted or not but the approach to governance from the pm office is juvenile/childish and below his pay-grade if he has any.Kenyans have nothing to gain from his antics/nonsense.I thought the same clerk- Caroli was among the those who participated in the process on wait a minute-behalf of the pm.If the names were agreed to as forwarded at what point did consultation become an issue? Put this way-if three names are presented to the president as representing “THE MOST QUALIFIED/FITTING FOR APPOINTMENT” What consultation is needed to pick one of those persons unless there are notes that one of them should/cannot be appointed in which case the whole process is BS? Unless the lady appointed is a criminal/unqualified in which case Caroli and his group should resign-the pm’s argument places him where he belongs-ONE INTERESTED WITH SELF THAN NATIONAL GOOD.Consultation is not there to make him feel good/important but to serve the best interest of Kenyans.He should tell Kenyans why the said people cannot serve when his rep.  Caroli sat in the process for him.Perhaps he should be doing it himself to feel good and big enough.He has lowered the stature of the office so much that we cannot wait to have it as past tense.He must have been aware of the names since the press had them but said nothing.We deserve better than being subjecting to this childish back and forth.Kenyans will lose faith with any selecting process if they are done to massage the ego of one big baby.       


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