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Foreign prisoners have it too easy in Danish prisons, says Venstre

Lawbreakers from other countries get education courses and cash while serving time in Denmark


Some foreign prisoners earn more in jail than they could at home (Photo: Colourbox)

July 30, 2014
10:00

by Ray Weaver


The number of foreign prisoners in Denmark is increasing, and Venstre spokesperson Karsten Lauritzen says they have it too easy while serving time in Danish jails.

“Some of them make more money while they are in prison in Denmark than they could while working in their home countries in Eastern Europe,” Lauritzen said to Jyllands-Posten.

Lauritzen wants to see a change in the current policy that guarantees all detainees, regardless of where they come from, job training and paid work.

Lauritzen's announcement seems to be part of Venstre’s positioning regarding foreigners in Denmark, ahead of the next election. 

Unequal justice
Recently, Lauritzen’s fellow party member, Inger Støjberg, argued in an editorial that residency requirements for Muslims should be stricter than, for example, Christians from the West.

Venstre’s statements have attracted some intense criticism from other parties.

Socialdemokraterne spokesperson Trine Bramsen said that it appears that Venstre has forgotten that everyone is considered equal in the eyes of the law.

 



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