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NCJ Number: 155379 Find in a Library
Title: Statement of Charles W. Thomas on June 8, 1995 Concerning Correctional Privatization before the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime
Author(s): C W Thomas
Corporate Author: University of Florida
Ctr for Studies in Criminology & Law
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 30
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United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Presentation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This analysis of research and experience regarding privatization in corrections concludes that the private sector can manage secure adult correctional facilities efficiently and effectively.
Abstract: Until recently, advocates of correctional privatization had little to support their claims in support of privatization. However, jurisdictions across the United States as well as Australia and the United Kingdom have learned that properly sophisticated privatization initiatives can and do produce an array of benefits that include but are not limited to significant construction and operating cost savings as well as the delivery of correctional services of a quality at least equal to those provided by government agencies in contracting jurisdictions. Therefore, correctional policymakers should promote correctional privatization whenever doing so is appropriate and should recognize that the scope of what deserves to be viewed as appropriate is quite broad. Footnotes and tables
Main Term(s): Privatization in corrections
Index Term(s): Australia; Corrections costs; United Kingdom (UK); United States of America
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