Serious criminals must follow their trial from prison via video link, rather than being present in court live. That is what Minister Sander Dekker wants. That makes it more difficult for criminals to escape, he says. Also, fewer police officers are needed.

According to the minister, the journey to and from prison is the time for criminals to try to escape. That is why hundreds of agents are deployed when serious criminals have to go to court.


Earlier, the mayor of Vught said that he considers the transport of serious criminals through his city far too dangerous. The criminals are driven from the extra-security prison there, to a court. And that has to stop, says the mayor. We previously made this video about it:


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