There have now been two damning reports on G4s running of prisons and detention centres in the last couple of weeks.
G4S is a multinational private prison corporation that is in the bidding to run Mt Eden– Auckland Central remand prison.
One of the other companies that is in the front running for Auckland remand prison is Kalyx which was the subject of a damning report on how it ran the Harmondsworth Detention Centre and it was fined £5 million pounds.
There have also been ongoing concerns with the high levels of violence and drug abuse at HM Addiewell prison, which Kalyx currently runs.
The Minister of Corrections is bringing private prisons to New Zealand and her silence on these reports is deafening. How many damning reports will be enough?
Do we really want to bring private prisons to New Zealand?