UPDATE: Serco's contract for Mt Eden prison didn't keep pace with changes in muster

Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 09 Dec 2015

(Adds comment from Finance Minister Bill English, Corrections chief Ray Smith) Dec. 9 (BusinessDesk) - The Corrections Department used an opt-out clause to cancel its 10-year, $300 million contract with the UK's Serco to manage the Mt Eden Correctional Facility in Auckland, saying the agreement failed to keep pace with New Zealand's changing prison muster. The decision to end the contract after six years follows a string of scandals at Mt Eden this year, including the emergence of video showing organised fights, contraband and a death in...

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