A year in to its 10-year, $300 million contract, and Serco is making a real hash of running Mt Eden Prison. A second escape this week, along with two late releases, failure to meet drug testing targets and failure to report as agreed. And these are mostly only remand prisoners it’s dealing with. The Government is spending millions just monitoring this failed experiment.
And now we’re going to close down regional prisons and spend $900m on an unneeded prison at Wiri for these clowns to run?