n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - A new look for the execution of the prison sentence in The Netherlands

Volume 13, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



According to the recent Penitentiary Principles Act (Penitentiaire beginselenwet = PBW) of 18 June 1998 (Legal Gazette 1999:30), the prison sentence is executed by placement of the sentenced in a penitentiary institution or by his or her participation in a penitentiary programme in terms of Article 2 of the PBW. Therefore we have to focus on the different penitentiary institutions first.

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