Jailhouse crock

Three inmates wrongly released,  one escape and three wrongful detentions…. sounds like the plotline to the Alcatraz sequel, doesn’t it?

Well, not quite – those were the findings of a review into the operations of one of New Zealand’s privately-operated prisons. The prison has only been operating for nine months and has not yet been filled to capacity, but plans are in place to build another partially private prison in the South of Auckland.

Is this tarnished record just too criminal to believe? New Zealand correspondent, Anna Bracewell, spoke to Tim Brunero to explain this and all of the other latest news to come out of New Zealand!

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Producer: Lisa Burns

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