Is this the first of many government ‘step-ins’ as problems with private contractors escalate?

‘Thatcherism’ by any other name……privatisation of Public Services which SHOULD be provided by the state….Just another example of failed Private Sector intervention, just as the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) failed the Citizens of #Birmingham with the failed Midlands Metropolitan Hospital….when will Government learn that Private over Public DOES NOT WORK!!!!! Just look at the Railways too…..Private Sector equals CHAOS IMHO!!!

Our Birmingham

After being awarded a 15-year contract in 2011, as part of a wider move to bring more competition into the prison service, G4S has been stripped of control over ‘failed’ HMP Birmingham jail (details here). This is the latest crisis of the decades-long move towards privatisation of public services.

Following the first ‘takeover’ for a privatised prison contract, David Gauke, justice secretary, is appointing a new governor and management team on the site and has compelled G4S to take on 30 extra staff to instigate various improvements.

300 of HMP Birmingham’s 1,330 inmates will also be moved to other jails

Ministers said that G4S, which had failed to run the prison safely, would continue to run the facility under the direct control of the Ministry of Justice for at least the next six months.

This is government’s first ‘step-in process’.

Though G4S also runs HMP Altcourse, HMP Parc, HMP…

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