Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

Gazonchiki neat flowerbeds, playgrounds and buildings designed by famous architects - a Dutch prison.

It is more like a country club or recreation center, but not a correctional facility. Here is everything you need for a full life. Today found 167 people in the Dutch prison Penitentiary Maashegge, but it closes at 2 years.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

In 2009, the government has to announce the closure of 8 prisons and reduced 1200 workers, due to the decrease in the level of crime in the country. In order to somehow save their beautiful prison, the Dutch government invites them foreign criminals. So, 500 Belgian took the villains in the past year.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

This action is a general regime prison. Now it contains 167 prisoners and 140 people working personnel. At the entrance to a full examination of all the means of communication is taken. Shoot convicts strictly prohibited, so the photos you will not see them.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

The inside is more like a park or a good children's camp. Neat gazonchiki, benches, flower beds and a brand-new body-barracks. The Dutch can be justly proud of not only cheese, windmills and tulips, but also venerable penitentiary system, which has been continuously improved since the end of the XVI century. Just then, the prison "Tsuhthauz" was built in 1595, in which the prisoners were first to hold the work. Already since it becomes the principle of action "Hoort" in the country, which can be translated as "humane view on punishment." He received the name from the prison reformer Jan van de Hoorta.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

Only high fences with barbed wire give appointment this place.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

The territory is divided into zones. Passage between the zones through such gateways:

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

operator opens the doors remotely, so pull off the guard and escape keys will not work.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

Guided tours are available, the prison director, he asks the operator to open the gate for us in one of the blocks.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

On arrival at the prison all prisoners sent to the showers. Then on a special computer confirm his identity - collate fingerprints, retina scan. Previously, there were cases when to sit out a term in prison are not criminals were brought, and like a man who got a lot of money for this "service".

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

At the entrance hangs an evacuation plan. Convenient for escape :)

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

On the walls hang posters for staff. Compare with our self-made propaganda.

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Hall main unit. It contains 50 prisoners.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

The closer to the end of the period - the softer the detention regime. At the end of the prisoners can go home for the weekend. You can freely walk around the area, in some cases not even a fence. Everything is done to ensure that after serving their prison terms would normally join the usual life, and not be an outcast.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

Everything is clean and fun.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

All the doors with electronic locks with the central management.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

Family visits once a month - 2 hours. Calls are charged per week to talk to 10 minutes. There is also a library, you can use it once a week and take no more than 5 books.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

The yard for walking.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

Single camera. She was a little shabby, as there have not made repairs.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

In the prison can be run. Usually it is a simple manual labor. Some companies bought the prison some products bring their machines in which the prisoners are doing something. They operate almost everything without it you can go crazy. Work 4 hours a day. The maximum earnings in prison - 25 euros per week. Money can be spent in the prison shop for food and cigarettes.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

Each room has a radio, TV and socket connection with security. For television to be paid - 6 euros per week. In special cases, may allow even game consoles.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

And this is the camera for two. Suspended beds, they were removed. In this chamber have already toilet wall, so as not to embarrass a neighbor;)

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

for bad behavior are sent to solitary confinement. There's nothing here. Day bed clean. Windows either, it is a lamp behind the glass. In the corner of a surveillance camera.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

of the offending issue a special form. The rest of the prisoners could walk in their clothes.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

In addition to clothing the prisoners issue ... chalk! Note the door. It is painted with special paint on it you can draw. Perhaps drawing on the door - the only joy in the prisoner guilty. Still in the box put the clock to the time he knew.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

Employees of the prison say draw for prisoners is very important. Board is in each chamber.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

exercise yards.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

View.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

For those who behaved well, there's a football field.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

But the new building. The prison even has won a sort of architectural award.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

In the past there was a Catholic boarding school, then in its place built a prison. We do it on the principle of "build beautiful to them it was a pity to destroy." Principle, by the way, did not work. Wooden doors broken in the first week. I had to urgently put metal.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

We could that be spa in Barvikha.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

In the Netherlands, one of the largest per cent of young people among the prisoners - 4.7%, above only Malta - 6.1%.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

Golf prisoners walks.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

And this is a living room, where you can watch TV, if there is 6 euros per week to rent the camera.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

On the left is visible kitchen. There, prisoners can prepare their own meals. Products can be purchased at the prison shop. Guards say that cooking makes prisoners kindly.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

The rooms in the new prisons standard. Between the chambers - chamber, where there are garbage cans. At the end of the corridor kitchen: a small gas stove, set of pots and pans. Kitchen for those who do not like the standard menu, although it is quite satisfying and varied. Breakfast is usually easy - bun, toast, jam, scrambled eggs, coffee, tea and juices. Three-course meal, plus a salad and fruit. Curiously, in some prisons, you can order some dishes from the restaurant. Jews often bought kosher dishes, such as stuffed fish. Some prisons have a common table, but most carry about food carts on ka measures. Again, distributors are checked against the menu, ordered prisoners, posted on the door. The cells, in addition to household appliances, the inhabitants have the right to keep a clear plastic container.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

This is the case for young people - to 23 years. Prisoners are kept in pre-trial. Pre-trial detention - not more than 3 months, then it has to be a trial. Rest zone. Here rapists and murderers spend long winter evenings.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

And this camera. There are great benefits for normal prisoners. For example, they have the right to keep a houseplant in the chamber

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

All in a cheap hotel. Washbasin, toilet, bed, call button protection, drawing board. No bars on the windows, armored glass instead. Prison should remind the House that a person is not completely angry.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

In the past, even the doors were made of wood, like a house, but the bandits for some reason began to knock these doors down. Then all the doors sheathed metal.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

Another case.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

Indoor gym.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

Living in another case.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

While shake your life, you can heal. It has concluded good doctors, attentive nurses and the best equipment. Interestingly, in recent years it has been identified only two cases of tuberculosis. Two more examples. In 2008, food supplements, which, according to experts have been introduced into the diet of prisoners, reduce stress conditions. But in prison Rotter went even further. As an experiment, there is, of course, under the supervision of doctors, began spraying agent called through the ventilation system, "orange flavor". According to experts, the smell in humans is associated with health and freshness, and thereby reduces their aggressiveness. In turn, this will significantly save on sedatives.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

Only fences spoil the view at this resort. How to get to the Dutch prison? For example, have stayed for a couple of weeks in prison two CSKA fans after the match with "Herenfeen" for the UEFA Cup. Train inspectors find fault with the guests and ended scuffle. Our rights are not violated, but resisted the police.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

Another feature of the Dutch penal system - prison ship. They appeared because in 2007 the country was choking from the influx of illegal immigrants. Despite the fact that during the year were deported 20,000 undocumented persons, their number continued to grow. And then it was decided to create three floating prisons in Rotterdam, Dordehte and Zaanreme - only 576 prisoners. Construction of forts on the ground opposed locals staged a protest.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

In memory of every prisoner leaves the impression of his face, never to come back here anymore.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

And one more interesting detail: in the Dutch legislation is not an article, according to which the prisoner may obtain an additional term for the escape.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

And the building of the school, you can learn a little, until you sit.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

According to the statistics for the 2009-2010 year 94 per 100 000 inhabitants were in prison, in Finland the lowest rate - there is 60 per 100 000.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

A curious position of servants of Themis. If the judge wants the defendant served 5 years, he sentenced him to seven. And for good behavior, two-thirds of a knock. Another principle of the prison system - the one who stole the purse, should not sit with a rapist or a murderer.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

Hall and room religions.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

Recently some villains robbed this prison - pulled out of the TV cameras!

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

Prisons in the Netherlands prefilled by 86% - this is one of the lowest rates in Europe, the biggest in Bulgaria - there are filled to 155%, then comes Italy and Cyprus.

Tour of the comfortable Dutch prison

The computer class.

When I went to the prison, it drove a brand new Opel. Out of the car came out well-dressed man with a suitcase, kissed the woman sitting behind the wheel, and went to the checkpoint.

- Who is it? - I asked the guard

- This is one of the prisoners. He returns from vacation. Once a month, you can go home for the weekend.

Due to the fall in crime this complex of two years will be closed.