The prison can house a total of 222 serious criminals. Construction of the 52 million euro complex will begin in 2023 and be completed by 2026. The complex will also have a high-security seating position and safe work and accommodation for staff.
The additional capacity should respond to the growing number of flight risk and other risk offenders for which there is hardly any capacity.
Minister Sander Dekker (Legal Protection), who was in Zeeland on Monday to discuss the complex with the parties involved: “Following the assassination of the lawyer Derk Wiersum, it was decided to significantly step up the fight against serious crime”. Dekker also says that a new safe yard will be built “above the great rivers” now that the bunker in Amsterdam Osdorp had its best time.
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