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Short Update: Lawyers in the Netherlands call for more prisoners to be released despite reluctance from the Ministry of Justice

FT Admin - May 4, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Prison conditions, Prisoner releases

Lawyers in the Netherlands have been calling for more prisoners to be released to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but the Ministry of Justice has reportedly been reluctant to do so, relying more on social distancing measures within prisons. Many prisoners have been refused release partially because of a shortage of electronic tagging equipment, which is often a condition of early released.

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