No to private prisons
Given what you read here every day, you’d probably expect to see me overjoyed at the government’s announcement of a private prison in Wiri.
Well, I’m not.
You could only think I’d be overjoyed if you haven’t read me closely. Delivering prisoners to private enterprise to incarcerate is an unconscionable mixing of the dollar and the gun that can only lead to disaster.
It’s telling that the only privatisation contemplated by this Labour-Lite government is the only privatisation that should not be done.
But rather than repeat what I’ve already said before on this topic, let me just direct you there instead:
- The aristocracy of prison management
Private prisons? I’m agin’ ‘em – and so too are other like-minded enthusiasts of privatisation Paul Walker and Liberty Scott. You see, there’s something fundamentally wrong about privatising force . . .