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NCJ Number: 230018 Find in a Library
Title: Strange Bedfellows? Reaffirming Rehabilitation and Prison Privatization
Journal: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation  Volume:49  Issue:1  Dated:January 2010  Pages:74-90
Author(s): Kevin A. Wright
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 17
Document: PDF
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses the impact of prison privatization.
Abstract: Private prisons are here to stay irrespective of empirical findings for or against their existence in the corrections industry. It is necessary, therefore, to step back and consider them on a broader level to assess how they can benefit current penological practice. It will be argued that prison privatization creates an opportunity to reassess the dominant correctional philosophy in America. In particular, the contractual structure of private prisons allows for "what works" in corrections to be built into performance evaluations. The implications of this assertion for private prisons as well as the current status of the rehabilitative ideal will be discussed. 4 notes and 111 references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Corrections policies
Index Term(s): Corrections effectiveness; Performance Measures; Privatization in corrections; Services effectiveness; Treatment effectiveness
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