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Longstay (2009)

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  1. arp242
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    This is about people in the Dutch "longstay" prisons/TBS clinics (in Dutch, but with English subs). The way this works is a bit complicated: after a crime a judge can sentence someone to a prison...

    This is about people in the Dutch "longstay" prisons/TBS clinics (in Dutch, but with English subs).

    The way this works is a bit complicated: after a crime a judge can sentence someone to a prison sentence, like in most places, but a judge can also sentence someone to TBS, which applies after their prison sentence.

    TBS is essentially forced mental care in a closed institution, and you're released after you're deemed "safe enough"; sometimes this may after a year, sometimes (much) longer. The longstay is for people who will likely never be deemed "safe to release", and are most likely there for life, or significant part of it. Although reading the comments one of the participants (Rudy) has since been released (only to pass away from cancer shortly thereafter).