The Development and Operation of Private Prisons

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L. No. 105-33&11201(c)(3)(A) as cited in McDonald et al, 1998).

Questions that continue to be debated publicly, governmentally as well as scholarly is what role, if any, private prisons should play in the future incarceration needs in the United states, should there be limitations developed with regard to private prison usage, and ultimately, who should run them, government or private business owners. Following is a review of the scholarly literature regarding prison privatization in an attempt to address the aforementioned questions.
Private Prisons in the United States At present, most private prisons are maintained by third party or private contractors under the auspices of contractual relations with a governmental agency. New prisons have been developed to address issues of overcrowding…

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