Trending Video: Luxury Hotel Or Dutch Prison?

  • by: Maarten Schenk


A video is doing the rounds on Facebook apparently showing an inmate in a Dutch prison in Alphen aan den Rijn enjoying the good life. Apparently if you are incarcerated in the Netherlands you get to smoke weed (indoors), you get a well-stocked food supply (including proteins), a refrigerator, a gaming computer and a fruit basket to welcome you to your cell. And to top it all off you can have a mobile phone with internet access so you can broadcast yourself to the world...


En dan nu, live vanuit de NEDERLANDSE GEVANGENIS-HEL. Jointje erbij, koran erbij, gebedsmatje erbij, vers fruit, muziek, tv. Het leven is goed. Doe ons ook 4 jaar gratis leven gek!

Posted by GeenStijl on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The video was posted this morning on Dutch weblog GeenStijl. They also claim to have identified the prison: PI Alphen a/d Rijn, which can be found here on Google Maps.

Lead Stories' Trendolizer™ constantly scours social networks worldwide for interesting prison news. Scroll down to see the latest.

  Maarten Schenk

Lead Stories co-founder Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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