Nats to privatise prisons
Nats would revisit private prison management
LATEST: A National-led government would once again give private companies the chance to manage prisons, party leader John Key said today. Mr Key released National's prisons policy in Christchurch today. Mr Key said National would also allow the private sector to tender for the management of prisons on a case-by-case basis. Auckland Central Remand Prison was privately run under the last National government, but Labour overturned this following the 1999 election.
Just as we predicted on SNR and on Tumeke, the Nats plan to allow private prison corporations back into the country under their ‘throw everyone in prison’ policy. This despicable abortion of vested interests that see corporate profits made from longer and longer prison sentences is one that America has writhed painfully with and National want to introduce it like an ebola virus into the currently weakened and funding starved public prison system. Private companies have no right to hold a citizen against their will, only the Government has that right, and to give private companies that power without so much as a second thought of the consequences such short term solution thinking is creating is the final nail in the coffin I had towards National being intellectually sound. Private Prisons are an abomination and any Political Party who swallow the line that the ultra funded show room style Remand Prison that was used as a con job last time will be what we eventually end up with simply suggests that Political Party are 100% ignorant of what the overseas examples show us.
What a great jump backwards.