"Corrections Minister Judith Collins wants to shut down Wellington's Mt Crawford Prison - which she called a disgrace.
Speaking at the weekend, Collins said prison officers did "their very best in very difficult, Dickensian situations"..."
All the cells have running water and flush toilets- along with power and heaters- exactly how is that 'Dickensian'?
Dickensian implies buckets to crap in, no heating, damp and vermin-infested. (aside from the two-legged variety, which sort of goes with being a prison)
Sure- it's old, drafty and ugly. it's a prison- not the friggin' Park Royal.
It was a much better place to work than the modern electronic-everything wings at Rimutaka.
And we did have a waiting list to get in!