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NCJ Number: 189196 Find in a Library
Title: Corrections Yearbook 2000: Private Prisons
Author(s): Camille G. Camp; George M. Camp
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 117
Sponsoring Agency: Criminal Justice Institute, Inc
Middletown, CT 06457
Sale Source: Criminal Justice Institute, Inc
213 Court Street, 6th FL
Middletown, CT 06457
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume presents an overview of inmates in United States private correctional facilities on January 1, 2000.
Abstract: Data were compiled from questionnaires completed by 56 privately operated correctional facilities, representing a total of 25,216 prisoners. "Private Correctional Facilities" is a term representing several configurations of correctional facility ownership and management. In some cases, a public agency (e.g., a Department of Corrections or a county) may fund the construction of a facility and contract with a private vendor to operate the facility, while the public agency retains ownership. In other cases, a private vendor may build and operate a facility, contracting with a public agency or several agencies to house inmates for a daily fee. Federal, State, and local inmates (sentenced and unsentenced) may be housed in these facilities. Generally speaking, private correctional facilities are held to the same correctional standards as are public facilities. The document describes the facilities, populations housed in these facilities, contracts, programs, and staff. Tables, figures, glossary, index
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Contract corrections services; Correctional personnel; Corrections annual reports; Corrections costs; Corrections management; Inmate drug treatment; Inmate Programs; Inmate statistics; Privatization in corrections
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