Kelvin Davis: I'm confident scrapping National's mega prison is the right decision

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Newstalk ZB,
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Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 6:54PM
Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has ditched National's mega-prison project in favour for a smaller unit with an extra 100 beds specifically for mental health patients. Photo / File

 

The Corrections Minister says scrapping National's American-style mega prison is the right decision.

The Government has announced its plans to build a new 500-bed high-security prison, as well as a 100-bed mental health facility.

Kelvin Davis told Heather Du Plessis-Allan he's confident they've got the balance right to deal with the rising prison population.

 

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