sunflower.jpgThe Netherlands is closing eight prisons due to a decline in crime that has left many cells empty. The Dutch ministry’s research department expects the decline to continue.

(Read more in the NRC Handelsblad)

Now, I wonder if other countries can’t figure out how this happened and try to replicate it…

(photo courtesy of Sun Star)

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  1. Here’s how it happened. The Dutch legalized drugs (which are regulated and taxed like alcohol), thus emptying the prisons of the non-violent drug users which presently compose a huge portion of our prison population. Not only did it empty prisons, but crime rates dropped and the drug mafias and cartels in that area were put out of business.