TITLE

KICKING THE NATIONAL HABIT: THE LEGAL AND POLICY ARGUMENTS FOR ABOLISHING PRIVATE PRISON CONTRACTS

AUTHOR(S)
Anderson, Lucas
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Public Contract Law Journal;Fall2009, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p113
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the legal and policy arguments for abolishing the privatization of prison contracts in the U.S. It provides a historical account of the emergence of private prisons in the country and claims that prison privatization is unsuitable for the goals of an effective and humane penal system. It also presents an analysis of serious problems taking place in private prisons.
ACCESSION #
47636483

 

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