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Netherlands rents empty prison to Norwegian inmates // ARTE: French TV

2016 ⋅ USA

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For French/German TV channel ARTE, I made a report about the very peculiar solution the Netherlands has to it’s empty prisons; renting them out to other countries’ inmates! In this report I visit the notorious “Norgerhaven” complex, currently inhabited by Norwegian inmates. What are the challenges of the cultural differences? How do the inmates deal with being far away from their family? And also: which laws do apply? Dutch? Or Norwegian?




Camera and co-research by Fanny Bouteiller
Laura Kemp ARTE  PPrisons