Prison 'fight club' furore comes as Serco NZ enters renegotiation period

Wed, 22 Jul 2015

By Paul McBeth July 22 (BusinessDesk) - Serco New Zealand, the local unit of the UK’s Serco Group, enters the period where it can renegotiate pricing for the 10-year management contract for Auckland's remand prison, Mt Eden, with a blotted copybook from claims of organised fights, drinking, illicit drug use and access to smartphones. The leaking of online video footage showing a 'fight club' operating in the prison sparked an internal investigation by the Auckland-based company and has prompted Minister of Corrections Sam Lotu-Iiga to lau...

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