There was a time when prison was dank and dark

Not now.

New prisons cost $650,000 per cell and have underfloor heating to keep their little tootsies warm.

How about a little hard labour to warm them up?

Since when did prisons have to be more expensive than an average house in Remuera?

What is wrong with converting old leaky shipping containers into cells?

I reckon that I could build a new prison for less than a $1 million. It wouldn't be flash , most of the cells would have some sort of leak or draft. There would be large piles of large rocks that required breaking, very high fences and nasty vivious hungry dogs patrolling the wire. Not comfortable I know, but the point is this, you definately wouldn't want to come back for more.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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