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Netherlands finds Creative ways to use Empty Prisons | WATCH



Officials in the Netherlands have found creative ways to use their prisons after experiencing a shortage of prisoners.

According to the New York Times, Dutch prisons have been rented out to Belgium and Norway, and some have even been turned to centers for asylum seekers, but there are still too many spaces than there are prisoners.

Although the vacant spaces have been rented out to offices for use during the day, it is what goes on at night that’s the most interesting.

The prison in Breda transforms to a real life prison break center at night, with 350 (yes, 350!) volunteers locked in.

10 escape routes are provided, and the volunteers are expected to find them before the night is over.

Speaking to Al Jazeera, an official said, “What we try to do is recreate traditional prison movies like Shawshank Redemption, Escape from Alcatraz in real life.”

Watch the video below:



  1. Naijababeii

    July 17, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Chai, prison turned to recreational center to earn more revenue for DUTCH people, OH my COUNTRY(NIGERIA) I HAIL THEE.

  2. zzzzzzzzzzz

    July 17, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Sounds creative. This is a country that provides the basic amenities for its citizens, if these are available why would anyone resort to crime. Not the same with us here in Nigeria.

    • Seriously

      July 18, 2017 at 1:35 am

      America provides basic necessities for it’s citizens but they have one of the highest crime rates in the world.
      It’s about boundaries and giving too much freedom to its citizens. U.S dabbles into too many unnecessary things like the whole gun control aspect. Accessibility to too many things. Freedom to do whatever.
      Netherlands is one of the most beautiful countries. The nature, beauty there is out of this world. It’s unreal. Norway as well.

  3. Ij

    July 17, 2017 at 3:36 pm


  4. Anonymous

    July 17, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Goed Zo.

  5. Lola

    July 18, 2017 at 1:49 am

    This is so cool…i love it.

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