WOTS information sheet for Dutch prisoners abroad
The Dutch government finds it important for people to properly return to society after their imprisonment. For this will reduce the chance that they will commit another offence. However, if you are imprisoned in a foreign country, a proper return to society will be much more difficult.
That is why it is possible to serve your sentence in the Netherlands. This is called a transfer of sentences. A transfer of sentences is governed by two acts: WETS (within the European Union) and WOTS (outside the European Union). This information sheet is about the WOTS.