Corrections, the gift that keeps on giving

Thousands spent on high-tech TV sets for prisoners – 03 Jan 2008 – NZ Herald: New Zealand National news

One wonders what it takes for a Corrections Minister or at the very least Barry Matthew to get the sack.

The Department is clearly out of control.

[quote]Opposition law and order spokesman Simon Power yesterday blasted the department for spending almost $41,000 on the 32 LCD televisions.

The sets – at an average $1270 each – were delivered to prisons across the country during 2007, for the use of both inmates and staff.[/quote]

The fact that they have televisions at all is appalling but to spend $41,000 on them is scandalous.

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