26 Jul 2015

Who are SERCO?

From Sunday Morning, 7:12 am on 26 July 2015
Serco logo

The logo of the prison operator Serco. Photo: RNZ / Kim Baker Wilson

The issue of privatized prisons has come to the fore over the past week after a series of videos showing inmates participating in organized fight clubs, smoking drugs, and allegations of extortion and rape in the SERCO run Mt Eden prison.

Antony Lowenstein is an independent journalist based in South Sudan, a Guardian columnist, and author of the forthcoming book, Disaster Capitalism: Making A Killing Out of Catastrophe. He talks to Wallace Chapman about who SERCO are - they deal in security, but what else do they do?