The Herald has the scoop that National is looking to privatise New Zealand’s prison system.
Add David Garrett’s savage three strikes law and you’ve got a real money spinner.
But what lucky firm will get to cash in on it?
Turns out it’s Geo Group. You might not be familiar with the name but that’s because they had to change it after they got too much bad publicity. They used to be Wackenhut.
Wackenhut CEO George Zoley said after a CBS Television report exposed the repeated rape of a 14-year-old girl at a Wackenhut juvenile jail and two guards were found guilty, ‘It’s a tough business. The people in prison are not Sunday-school children.”
Not even the rightwing ideologues of the last National government or the fourth Labour government went this far.