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The Netherlands is converting prisons into homes for refugees

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 24, 2017 01:04 AM
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by amanda.froelich13@gmail.com (Amanda Froelich) last modified Jun 23, 2017

Unlike the United States of America, the prison population and crime rate in the Netherlands has been steadily decreasing for years. As a result, the country’s government is repurposing correctional facilities into housing for refugees who are waiting to be granted asylum status — a process that usually takes a minimum of six months. Not only will the refugees not be required to work, they will be supplied with educational materials to learn Dutch, ride bicycles and build connections within the...




 

 


 

 

 
 
 

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