Norway is outsourcing over 200 inmates to a Dutch correctional facility. Some of the convicts and many of their relatives are protesting the move. Norway has a shortage of cell space and new prisons are still in the planning phase.
Norway's prisons are bursting at the seams, which is why authorities there have decided to outsource their prisoners to the Netherlands. Hang-Shuen Lee visited one of the facilities in Veenhuizen.
More than half of Europe's foreign fighters have a criminal record, according to a UK report. Researchers have pointed to increased radicalization in Europe's prisons, an issue with serious consequences.
The country abandoned the death penalty in favor of life in prison in 1954, but now 17 people are on death row. And a new defamation law is seen as a full frontal attack on free speech and a free press.
Coordinated attacks in the Belgian capital have killed at least 32 and injured hundreds. DW follows the latest developments in and around Brussels a day after the attacks.
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