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NCJ Number: 160704 Find in a Library
Title: Private Prison Research in Queensland, Australia: A Case Study of Borallon Correctional Centre, 1991 (From Private Prisons and Police: Recent Australian Trends, P 139- 178, 1994, Paul Moyle, ed. - See NCJ-160698)
Author(s): P Moyle
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: Pluto Press Austrialia Limited
Leichhardt, NSW 2040, Australia
Sale Source: Pluto Press Austrialia Limited
P.O. Box 199
Leichhardt, NSW 2040,
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This paper examines the legislative and policy basis for the Queensland, Australia, government's introduction of Borallon Correctional Center, including the contractual and regulatory arrangements between the Queensland Corrective Services Commission (QCSC) and Corrections Corporation of Australia (CCA), and analyzes the perceptions of correctional personnel on the subject.
Abstract: Semi-structured interviews conducted with 56 people at the Borallon center and other agencies in July 1991 suggested that in the area of labor relations, the employees of CCA and Wormald were in a weak bargaining position and had little input into decisionmaking. The analysis also revealed that the profit motive dominated policy formation in the area of training and programs. However, inmate-staff relations were positive, few violent incidents were reported, and communications were open. Findings did not make clear whether private contract management will provide the impetus and mechanism for progressive correctional reform. Poor monitoring by the QCSC has resulted in a dearth of detailed information; such data are needed for a comprehensive evaluation of the privatization initiative. Tables, notes, and 28 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Privatization in corrections
Index Term(s): Australia; Contract corrections services; Corrections in foreign countries; Corrections policies
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