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Private prisons and public accountability

by Harding, Richard

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Published by Transaction Publishers in New Brunswick, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Prisons.,
  • Privatization.,
  • Corrections -- Contracting out.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [166]-173) and index.

    StatementRichard W. Harding.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV8665 .H37 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 184 p. :
    Number of Pages184
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL657723M
    ISBN 101560003278, 1560009934
    LC Control Number97002890

      "The rate of violence is higher at private prisons, and recidivism is either worse or the same than in public prisons," says Alex Friedmann, the managing editor of Prison Legal News and the. A private prison, or for-profit prison, is a place where people are imprisoned by a third party that is contracted by a government agency. Private prison companies typically enter into contractual agreements with governments that commit prisoners and then pay a per diem or monthly rate, either for each prisoner in the facility, or for each place available, whether occupied or not.

    One of the results of Western capitalism has been the increasing pressure for the privatization of the criminal justice system. Although there has long been private or nonprofit involvement in corrections, a newer response has been to turn entire prisons over to private enterprise, or to pay private prisons to house state or federal inmates. Progressively, then, inmates once completely.   These two companies make up almost a duopoly within the private prison system, and received the bulk of the $ million paid by ICE to private prison corporations in fiscal year More t undocumented immigrants, a record high, are currently being held in detention by ICE; the majority are in private facilities.

      When I asked Col Caskie what he thought was the main advantage of a private prison over a public one, the first thing he said was: the contract. “And what that does is sets up accountability. We are held very much accountable to everything that we do,” he said, referring to quarterly performance reviews from the state. “And it's an open book.   Nationwide, public funds for prisons are already limited, leaving little excess spending that can be cut. Therefore, private prisons must make cuts in important high-cost areas such as staff, training, and programming to create savings. 4 thoughts on “Private Prisons and Accountability” Nick Zales says: Janu at pm.


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This book sets out to explore the contribution of private prisons to custodial practices, standards, and objectives. Many experts believe that, properly regulated and fully accountable, private prisons could lead to improvement within the public prison system, which has long been degenerate and by: This book sets out to explore the contribution of private prisons to custodial practices, standards, and objectives.

Many experts believe that, properly regulated and fully accountable, private prisons could lead to improvement within the public prison system, which has long been degenerate and demoralized.

In this context, Richard Harding addresses the following issues: the contributions, positive or negative, that private prisons make to providing custody for offenders; whether or not private prisons stimulate improvement within the public prison system; and the difficulties with the regulation and accountability of private book Cited by: Private Prisons and Public Accountability explores the contribution of private prisons to custodial practices, standards, and objectives.

Many experts believe that, properly regulated and fully accountable, private prisons could lead to improvement within the public prison system, which has long been degenerate and demoralized.

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ISBN: X OCLC Number: Description: viii, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm: Contents: AcknowledgementsThe growth of private prisonsAccountability and the political context of privatizationAccountability, monitoring and captureAccountability mechanisms in public sector prisons and their applicability to private.

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By Richard Harding. Edition 1st Edition. First Published eBook Published 27 April Pub. location New York. Author: Richard W. Harding. Private Prisons vs. Public Prisons. There are stark differences between public and private prisons.

When it comes to overall comparisons, privately run prisons are often less likely to report data on inmate population, staffing, or where the budget was spent. The main difference between the two types of prisons comes down to money.

For Logan the matter is beguilingly simple: private and public prisons face all the same problems: It is primarily because they are prisons, not because they are contractual, that private prisons face challenges of authority, legitimacy, procedural justice, accountability, liability, cost, security, safety, corruptibility, and so on.

ATLANTA (AP) — A new audit says it costs Georgia more to keep inmates in privately run prisons than in those run by the state. State prisons cost about $ per inmate per day, compared to $ for similar inmates in private prisons, according to the audit.

That may not account for costs such as pensions for state prison workers, the head of the state House Appropriations Committee told. Sincethe private prison population has increased by 39 percent, according to The Sentencing Project.

For-profit prisons, as private entities, and are not subject to public. Although much headway has been made in assuaging concerns about issues relating to accountability and legitimacy in the context of the private management of prisons generally (see Institute for Public Policy Research, ) these matters take on a special significance in the specific context of the private administration of a therapeutic.

The concept of private prisons has appealed to state legislatures and other governmental bodies on the grounds that they are less expensive to operate than public prisons: an argument that is.

This week a new report by In the Public Interest, the Center for Popular Democracy, and the Public Accountability Initiative demonstrated just how much pain private prison companies are. After years of targeted actions by activists and shareholders, JP Morgan Chase announced early this morning that they will stop financing private prisons, calling into.

To address the potential for lack of accountability in a privately managed prison, the WA government established the Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services (OICS) as an independent statutory body to provide external scrutiny of the management of both public and private prisons.

This paper explores how the OICS interpreted its. They contend that the ability to meaningfully compare public and private prisons can better inform penal policy and improve prison performance and accountability. This book will be a valuable resource for public administrators and policy analysts, corrections personnel and criminologists.

An memo ordered the Justice Department to reduce the use of private prisons after a DOJ report revealed they had higher rates of contraband, violence, and use of force than public prisons. Private vs. Public Prisons One of the main differences between publicly run and privately run prisons in the U.S.

is the level of violence that occurs. Taking a look at the four privately run prisons in the state of Mississippi as an example, the assault rate was three times higher than that of state-run prisons.

as it relates to transparency and accountability, a brief history of private prisons, anda discussion of two key issues that are associated with privatization. Following this there is a section devoted to the context of prison specifically, briefly comparing public prisons to private prisons in .States Contracting for Private Prisons In private prison contracts existed in 31 states.

That figure grew to 33 states bybefore declining to 30 by Between and Six states -- Vermont, Ohio, Connecticut, Alabama, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina began using private prisons. B efore founding the Corrections Corporation of America, a $ billion private prison corporation now known as CoreCivic, Terrell Don Hutto ran .