Your Views
Have your say on the issues of the day

Are you happy with the way 'private' prisons are being run?

Digital image / P.K.Stowers
Digital image / P.K.Stowers

Private prison operator Serco says it is committed to improving after failing nearly half of its targets in its first nine months in charge of Mt Eden prison.

Serco managing director Paul Mahoney says the company is "working very hard to improve" after a critical report found it had allowed a prisoner to escape in its first months in charge, had wrongfully released and detained inmates, and had not kept serious assaults under control.

The Corrections Department report found on Serco had failed to meet 15 out of 37 targets set by the department in its management of the Mt Eden Corrections Facility, New Zealand's first private prison.

Are you happy with the way 'private' prisons are being run? Here is the latest selection of Your Views:

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter


Have your say

1200 characters left

By and large our readers' comments are respectful and courteous. We're sure you'll fit in well.
View commenting guidelines.

Sort by
  • Oldest

© Copyright 2017, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf05 at 26 May 2017 00:42:30 Processing Time: 307ms