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Denmark wants to send 300 prisoners to Kosovo

The Danish government said on Wednesday (December 15) that it wants to rent prison cells in Kosovo to send 300 prisoners there, and proposed a new plan to curb prison congestion in the Nordic country. This project provides “Rent 300 prison seats in Kosovo“The Ministry of Justice said in a statement that deported foreigners should be deported to Denmark after serving their sentences.

The plan is to increase the capacity of the Danish prison system by 326 places between 2022 and 2025. Since 2015, the prison population in Denmark has increased by 19% to reach more than 4,000 by the beginning of 2021. According to national statistics, more than 100% occupation. During the same period, the number of guards in the Scandinavian kingdom, which has a population of 5.8 million, fell by 18%, making it known as open prisons for prisoners serving sentences of less than five years.

By 2025 we will have up to 1,000 seats missing from the prison systemMinister Nick Hackerup was quoted in the press release as saying that in Kosovo, according to the University of London’s World Prison Summary, 1,642 people were imprisoned in 2020 for a 97% occupation rate. In the past, Norway and Belgium had already rented rooms in the Netherlands and sent prisoners there.

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