Serco will end its management of Mt Eden Prison today after four years riddled with allegations of fight clubs, poor supervision and understaffing.
The government handed over management of the prison to the UK-based company in 2011 but took it back in 2015 after the allegations were made public.
Since then Serco has only been involved in a labour supply agreement, which finishes today, leaving Corrections back in control.
Good. Our prisons should never have been privatised, and what happened to Mt Eden prisoners under Serco's management proves that conclusively. But while they're no longer sucking money from us for mismanaging mt Eden, they're still mismanaging Wiri. The quicker we can kick them out of there, the better.