Inmates told: build your own jail cells

Inmates told: build your own jail cellsPrisoners could be forced to build their own jail cells from shipping containers to cope with a “dangerously high” prison population that is expected to spill over in six months. [Stuff Politics]


On another note I see Judith Collins is saying that we can’t build more prisons because of the economic downturn. Surely it is time with the recession biting to look at actually selling the prison and capping the amount we spend on prisons and getting a nett benefit to the taxpayer of say $5 Billion?

Worth considering I would think. There would be few out there that would consider Corrections to be a core asset of the government and so it wouldn’t break any promises.