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Parliament Passes Private Prisons Bill

By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, Nov 26 NZPA - Privately run prisons are on the Government's agenda after Parliament today passed a bill allowing them to be handed over.

English Cites Union Prison Staff As Reason For Private Prisons

English Cites Union Prison Staff As Reason For Private Prisons
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Aug 12 NZPA - Prison capacity is being limited by union officers, Finance Minister Bill English said today after delivering a speech about using the private sector more.

English Cites Union Prison Staff As Reason For Private Prisons

English Cites Union Prison Staff As Reason For Private Prisons
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Aug 12 NZPA - Prison capacity is being limited by union officers, Finance Minister Bill English said today after delivering a speech about using the private sector more.

Govt Distances Itelf From ACT MP As Privileges Complaint Laid

Govt Distances Itelf From ACT MP As Privileges Complaint Laid
Wellington, July 30 NZPA - National has distanced itself from ACT MP David Garrett after his behaviour in a select committee sparked a complaint he had breached Parliament's rules.

MP Must Be Disciplined For `Disgusting' Comments, Labour Says

MP Must Be Disciplined For `Disgusting' Comments, Labour Says
Wellington, July 30 NZPA - The Labour Party says ACT MP David Garrett must be disciplined for his "disgusting" comments at a select committee hearing.

Call For Independent Report On Privatising Prisons

Call For Independent Report On Privatising Prisons
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, July 29 NZPA - The Government is being called on to order an independent review into privatising prisons before going ahead. Parliament's law and order select committee is considering a bill to allow private management of prisons.

Garrett Tells Officers They Won't Get Work In Private Prisons

Garrett Tells Officers They Won't Get Work In Private Prisons
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, July 29 NZPA - An MP from government confidence and supply party ACT today told prison officers who spoke out against private prisons that they had hurt their future job prospects.

Private Prison Companies Dispute Criticisms

Private Prison Companies Dispute Criticisms
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, July 1 NZPA - The State should be responsible for prisoners not private companies, the Human Rights Commission said today.

Collins To Visit Private Prisons In Australia

Collins To Visit Private Prisons In Australia
Wellington, May 18 NZPA - Corrections Minister Judith Collins will visit Australia this week to find out more about how private prisons work there. Ms Collins said she wanted to contract management of prisons could work in New Zealand.

Minister Signals Tight Contracts For Privately-Run Prisons

Minister Signals Tight Contracts For Privately-Run Prisons
Wellington, March 29 NZPA - Privately-run prisons will face big fines for escapes and they will be expected to reduce recidivism rates and drug use, Corrections Minister Judith Collins said today.

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