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…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/29/new-zealand-prisons-spent-1m-on-slushie-machines-to-cool-tensions
Author : Eleanor Ainge Roy in Dunedin
Publish date : 2019-04-29 02:14:33
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