Written By: - Date published: 3:49 pm, August 19th, 2016 - 19 comments
America is bailing on private prisons because they don’t work. What’s the bet that National is ‘too proud and arrogant’ to follow suit.
Written By: - Date published: 3:39 pm, July 22nd, 2015 - 67 comments
Sam Lotu-Iiga appears to have been lying.
Written By: - Date published: 11:01 am, May 8th, 2012 - 5 comments
Despite keeping prisoners in prison too long and an escape, Serco’s private management of Auckland Remand has been judged a success by the Government because it has met all the standards set for it. Sounds reasonable. Until you look a layer deeper and discover that the standards Serco has to meet are much worse than what Corrections already achieves.
Written By: - Date published: 11:18 am, December 14th, 2010 - 25 comments
So Pansy’s gone. That should mean we can breeze over the fact that thanks to National’s economic policies (or lack thereof) the economy’s gone to custard. And thanks to National’s tax cuts for the rich, the government’s books are in the poo. We certainly won’t get to hear anything about the fact that our first […]
Written By: - Date published: 6:55 am, July 13th, 2010 - 9 comments
Judith Collins is lauding the $1.2 billion of economic activity that will suppoedly result from the private prison at Wiri. But wait, the government is planning to spend $101 million on construction and $40m per year for 30 years on wages. That’s $1.3b spent for only in $1.2b of economic activity. How’s that? Oh, yeah, the private foreign owner who will be taking hundreds of millions offshore.
Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, April 16th, 2010 - 37 comments
Kelvin Davis: It goes to show how high the aspirations of some of our Maori leaders are. We now aspire to bung the bros in the hinaki and watch the dollars roll in. The longer and more often we can put them away, the sooner we will be able to afford to expand the prison and lock even more away. With the soaring crime rate and high Maori unemployment everything is coming together nicely.
Written By: - Date published: 10:25 am, March 10th, 2009 - 31 comments
One of the features of a privatised prison system is the potential for corruption of the political process by the commercial interests of private prison operators. Thanks to Tom in the comments it’s come to light that GEO Group, the company formerly known as Wackenhut and main contendor for National’s privatised prisons, has funded ‘tough […]