He has learned some lessons, says Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne (Open Vld). “Because even if everyone has followed the procedures, we can’t get past the fact that there has been a death.” So communication between the public prosecutor’s office, the police and the care sector must be improved in the future. “That gap is much too wide.” More far-reaching, and above all more expensive, is his intention to build two additional psychiatric institutions for prisoners. “30% of the prisoners have psychological problems and there is not enough care for them.”

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