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New Zealand prisons spent $1m on slushie machines to cool tensions

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Corrections department feared another summer heatwave could lead to a rise in violent incidentsNew Zealand’s Department of Corrections has been criticised for spending more than NZ$1m (£500,000) on slushie machines in a bid to reduce tensions with inmates during last year’s heatwave.Information obtained by the opposition National party revealed that 193 of the machines were bought as a preventative measure after a record-breaking 2016/2017 summer. Continue reading…

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Publish date : 2019-04-29 02:14:33

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