Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Is this really who we want to run our prisons?

The government has selected UK company Serco to run its first private prison. The immediate reaction is that it could have been worse - it could have been G4S. But Serco is pretty bad. The dirt:

And that's just what I found from a quick Google. Imagine what a journalist - or maybe even a government researcher investigating their bid - could have found?

So, a question: is this violent, brutal corrupt company really who we want running our prisons? And doesn't it speak volumes about Judith Collins that she thinks they're suitable for the job?