Rooms For Rent

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s made the BBC news website, as well, so I figured I’d mention it again. Plus, it never fails to amuse me. The Netherlands has a shortage of criminals — or at least a shortage of ones who are caught and sent to prison — so we’re probably going to be renting out one of our prisons to the Belgians, who have more criminals than they have space to put them. If the deal is passed by both governments, Tilburg Prison will be getting 500 Belgian inmates for approximately three years. The NL will also be getting about €30m out of the deal. Yay!