Government to announce 600 beds at Waikeria Prison

Newshub understands Government plans for Waikeria Prison involve 600 new beds for inmates.

A source has told Newshub the Government is planning 500 new prison beds and a further 100 beds for inmates with mental health needs.

Neither the Prime Minister’s Office, the Minister for Corrections, Justice Minister nor Corrections would confirm or deny the numbers.

The announcement about Waikeria is being made at 4pm today.


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