America home of the free and the worlds largest prison population while in the Netherlands they are closing their prisons due to lack of criminals. So what? Government removing personal freedom removes criminals? The Netherlands population is much smaller than the US? The Netherlands export their criminals? You are being very vague.
The people of Netherlands have more personal freedom than Americans do.
Prison Population Rates per 100,000 of the national population. USA first place with 716. Netherlands rate is 92.
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