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NCJ Number: 126455 Find in a Library
Title: Privatization of Corrections Facilities: The Operation of Prisons by Prison Management Companies, Bibliography
Author(s): T J Watts
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Vance Bibliographies
Monticello, IL 61856
Publication Number: ISBN 0-7920-0509-0
Sale Source: Vance Bibliographies
P.O. Box 229
Monticello, IL 61856
United States of America
Type: Bibliography
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This bibliography includes works on both sides of the issues, for and against, the privatization of prisons.
Abstract: One solution to the problems of prison overcrowding and poor prison management is the use of private firms to construct and/or manage prisons. It is theorized that these management companies can bring their expertise to the prisons and make them work. However, the use of management companies raises a number of legal, economic, and moral questions. Private firms justify their involvement with the claim that they can do the job more cheaply than governments, but some authorities have questioned this claim. Privatization is also justified by the belief that private prisons can treat inmates in a more humane manner; some opponents do not believe their methods would work with more violent offenders. However one might feel about private prisons, they are a reality with which citizens and taxpayers must deal.
Main Term(s): Privatization in corrections
Index Term(s): Corrections management; Corrections resources; Private sector-government cooperation
Note: Public Administration Series: Bibliography -- P 2849
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