Wednesday, 19 September 2012

What Jail Is Like

Private prisons are a bad idea because it is the Crown's right to deprive individuals of their liberty.  Delegating that right to a contractor treats the issue lightly, when freedom is a fundamental right.  Which is a long way of saying I don't like the idea of private prisons.
So it brought me little pleasure to see that Serco have made a hash of running Mt Eden.  They've failed to meet 8 of their 37 measures of performance.  If I'd needed another reason to object to private prisons, this would be it.

Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen, 1993

1 comment:

  1. It is also a concern that the Government would even trust Serco in the first place, given its track record:
    http://cpd.org.au/2012/03/serco-a-case-study-in-outsourcing-community-service-delivery/

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