The Nats have been forced to call in the good old-fashioned state to clear up Serco’s mess:
Corrections ‘stepping in’ over Serco debacle
The Corrections Department has confirmed plans to take over Serco’s management of Mt Eden Correctional Facility.
Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga said this afternoon that a management team would take over the day to day running of the prison from Monday “for the immediate future”.
Serco’s staff would remain on site, but a Corrections Department Prison Director and their team would oversee the prison. …
The government is still talking about salvaging the contract in the longer term. But given the headlines on fight clubs, death, and now this – Exclusive: Prison counsellor hears stories of gang rape in Mt Eden – I think that they would be better off just admitting the failure of the private prisons model.
All the stats prior to this had Serco top rated. Were the prior stats false? https://t.co/BewSNB7OOc
— Eric Crampton (@EricCrampton) July 24, 2015
so, while "step-in" clause is in place, surely we wouldn't have to keep paying Serco? Who would sign a contract like that?
— Grant Robertson (@grantrobertson1) July 24, 2015
The party that's "good at business" just got screwed by SERCO a few months after being screwed by SkyCity.
— James Cardno (@jamescardno) July 24, 2015
JOHN KEY SAID KELVIN DAVIS WAS LYING! HE SAID PRISONER MAY HAVE THROWN SELF OFF OR TRIPPED! WHERE IS JOHN KEY'S STATEMENT NOW? #FoxyKnows
— Foxes (@FoxyLustyGrover) July 24, 2015