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.

capacity planning, decision support system, prison cells
Econometric Institute Research Papers
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