In this paper we describe a decision support system developed to help in assessing the need for various type of prison cells. In particular we predict the probability that a criminal has to be sent home because of a shortage of cells. The problem is modelled through a queueing network with blocking after service. We focus in particular on the new analytical method to solve this network.

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Erasmus School of Economics

Korporaal, R, Ridder, A.A.N, Kloprogge, P, & Dekker, R. (1999). Capacity planning of prisons in the Netherlands (No. EI 9909-/A). Econometric Institute Research Papers. Retrieved from