Monday, May 7, 2012
Privatization Issues in New Zealand
Unfortunately for prisoners of the world, the private industry is not relegated to the United States. New Zealand is one of a handful of other countries that allows private companies to operate prisons, but their results aren't much better than what we see here in the states. Officials have noticed a couple of "worrying trends," including poor management of facilities and escapes, at a prison operated by Serco. This has some calling for a reconsideration of the government's plan to house up to a quarter of its prisoners in private prisons. The facility has also suffered from a high rate of drug test failures among employees, which might explain the prisoners they mistakenly released.