United States conservatism and neoliberalism have created a market for prison privatization. The business of making money from incarcerated bodies is in direct conflict with the goals of the justice system. Driving economic and political forces are examined and used to explain the rising prison-industrial complex. Private prison performance is measured by recidivism, cost, inmate rights, and quality of confinement. This paper suggests that prison privatization must be reformed or abolished to improve the corrections system in the United States.
"Prison Privatization: Driving Influences and Performance Evaluation,"
Themis: Research Journal of Justice Studies and Forensic Science: Vol. 3
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/themis/vol3/iss1/5