Published March 1991
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Privatization is also different from the situation in which some of the services of a facility-such as medical, food, educational, or vocational services-are operated by private industry. Rather, the developing idea, which may turn out to be a lasting force or just a passing fad, is to have the government contract with a private company to run Cited by: Get this from a library! Privatization of corrections facilities: the operation of prisons by prison management companies: a bibliography. [Tim J Watts]. As Lauren-Brooke Eisen, senior counsel at New York University’s Brennan Center’s Justice Program, writes in her recent book, Inside Private Prisons: An . Before Privatization of the facility, the daily cost was $38 per inmate. In , CCA's first year to operate the jail, the corporation saved the county approximately $, 3.
The theory behind private prisons has translated poorly into practice, however, and has been strongly criticized. Studies showed there were minimal savings compared to using public prisons. A scandal involving the murder of an Oklahoma couple by escaped inmates was linked to lax security at their private facility. vate correctional facilities. Proponents of privatization have suggested that allowing the facilities to be operated by the private sector could result in cost reductions of 20 percent. To explore the issues pertaining to the privatization of prisons, the Bureau of Justice Assistance funded a nationwide study that has resulted in this monograph, Emerging Issues on Privatized Prisons. The monograph exam-File Size: 1MB. “Privatization of Prison” Khey, David N. The Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment, DOI: /wbecpx Abstract: “Experimentations with prison privatization have occurred historically, but only since the s have they become an integral part of the correctional systems in a growing number of countries. Further, SB specified that existing statutory requirements applicable to prison privatization contracts in , Florida Statutes would “not apply to a contract for the outsourcing or privatization of the operation and maintenance of correctional facilities expressly directed to be outsourced or privatized by the General Appropriation.
in state and federal institutions, those rates also rose in private, for-profit facilities. Privatization of certain corrections functions, such as health care and other services, was common for some time prior to this, but larger-scale facilities wholly managed by for-profit companies got their start in the mids. 5. It is essential to state that correctional services should attain several objectives and not merely cost minimization. The analysis and recommendations presented here will aid in the task. Privatizing Correctional Institutions will be of interest to law-enforcement officials, public policy analysts, penologists, and : Gary W. Bowman. Currently, the two largest corporations are Correctional Corporation of America (CCA), established , and GEO [formerly Wackenhut Corrections Corporation], respectively. CCA & GEO reported combined revenues in excess of $ Billion in , suggesting that the privatization of prisons is an economically lucrative corporate venture.! • Privatization of public services has occurred at all levels of government within the United States. Some examples of services that have been privatized include airport operation, data processing, vehicle maintenance, corrections, water and wastewater utilities, and waste collection and Size: KB.