55 judges detained in a Belgian prison to try those sentenced to life imprisonment – Hoy 24

Belgian media reported that 55 judges have been detained at “New Haren Prison” since 9am on Saturday, to experience life imprisonment and its direct psychological impact on inmates.

SPF Justice announced on Saturday morning that 55 judges have been detained at “New Harren Prison” since 9am on Saturday, to experience life imprisonment and its direct psychological impact on inmates.

The participating judges, “jailed” until noon on Sunday, are voluntarily subject to the same conditions of detention as a real prisoner.

The experience also allows prison staff to test their attitudes at the new Haren prison, which is scheduled to open on September 30.

“On the one hand, the prison staff can prepare for the effective opening of the prison and, on the other hand, the judges will have an idea of ​​the daily life of the prisoners and the functioning of the prison”, underlined the Minister of Justice, Vincent go. Quekenborn.

“Undoubtedly, this experience will help them to assess whether deprivation of liberty is the best solution for someone who has made a mistake,” the minister added.