The inside of Boschpoort Prison, which is being transformed into offices and an entertainment venue following a drop in incarcerations in Dutch prisons for the past 20 years. Photo: AP

Empty Dutch jails become offices, restaurants, homes and entertainment venues for ‘prison escape’ games

Falling crime rates over the last decade, as well as changing ideas about punishing criminals have robbed prisons of their original purpose

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The inside of Boschpoort Prison, which is being transformed into offices and an entertainment venue following a drop in incarcerations in Dutch prisons for the past 20 years. Photo: AP
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