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Prison privatization : the many facets of a controversial industry

Author: Byron Eugene Price; John C Morris
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2012.
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This book examines the current state of both the theory and practice of prison privatization in the United States in the 21st century, providing a balanced compendium of research that allows readers  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Byron Eugene Price; John C Morris
ISBN: 9780313395710 0313395713 0313395721 9780313395727
OCLC Number: 768800375
Description: 3 volumes ; 25 cm
Contents: V. 1. The Environment of private prisons --
v. 2. Private prisons and private profit --
v. 3. The political climate of prison privatization. Contents of v. 1: Introduction: The environment of private prisons / Byron E. Price and John C. Morris --
A history of private prisons / Matthew T. King --
Local, state, and federal prison privatization / Younhee Kim --
An overview and profile of private prisons / Tiffiney Barfield-Cottledge --
The U.S. experience in prison privatization / Yijia Jing --
The globalization of private prisons / Robert C. Kenter and Susan V. Prior --
Government and market pathologies of privatization : the case of prison privatization / John C. Morris --
Private prisons and freedom of access to information : community benefit and taxpayer's right to know / Henrie M. Treadwell --
Private prisons and recidivism / Matthew T. King --
Private detention centers : implications for policy / Leslie Taylor-Grover [and others] --
Private prisons and juvenile facilities / RaJade M. Berry-James --
Private prisons and community corrections / Anne Lee --
Private prisons and the growth of prison populations / Earl Smith and Angela Hattery --
Conclusion / Katharine A. Neill, John C. Morris, and Byron E. Price. Contents of v. 2: Introduction: A market primer / Byron E. Price and John C. Morris --
Prison for profit : the political and economic implications of private prisons / Brandi Blessett --
Private prisons, profits, and public interest / Eric Horent and Leslie Taylor-Grover --
Understanding the business models and financing of private prisons / Paul Leighton --
Private prisons and labor economics : implications for public policy / Leslie Taylor-Grover and Robert T. Carey --
The corrections-commercial complex : a high-stakes, low-risk business / Katharine A. Neill and Matthew J. Gable --
Private prisons and health care : the social implications / Melanie Wilson-Lawson --
The political economy of prison privatization / Maurice Vann and Samuel L. Brown --
Private prisons as economic development : evidence and implications for public policy / Leslie Taylor-Grover, Eric Horent, and Tiffany Wilkerson-Franklin --
Comparing public and private prisons : the trade-offs of privatization / Benjamin R. Inman --
Speculative prisons : an analysis / Leslie Taylor-Grover --
Phoning home : prison telecommunications in a deregulatory age / Stephen Raher --
Prison privatization : exporting and importing prisoners / Tiffiney Barfield-Cottledge --
Conclusion / Byron E. Price and John C. Morris. Contents of v. 3: Introduction: The political climate of prison privatization / Byron E. Price and John C. Morris --
The effect of privatization on public and private prison lobbies / Alexander Volokh --
The high cost of profit : racism, classism, and interests against prison privatization / Nancy A. Heitzeg --
Privatized prisons and indemnification : a revisit to Richardson v. McKnight / Trina M. Gordon and Anitra D. Shelton-Quinn --
Private prisons and qualified immunity / H. Jessica Hargis --
The prison doors swing both ways : elite deviance and the maintenance and expansion of the market of prison-industrial complex / Benjamin R. Inman --
Private prisons as a response to the "second ghetto" / Brandi Blessett --
Grassroots efforts against private prisons / Carol F. Black --
Constitutional implications of private prisons / H. Jessica Hargis --
A comparative analysis of educational realities in state and private prisons / Gwen Lee-Thomas and Rhonda L. Myers --
Performance measures and private prisons / Michael Montgomery --
Private prisons and contracts / Amy M. McDowell and John C. Morris --
Projecting the future of private prisons / Byron E. Price --
Conclusion / John C. Morris and Byron E. Price.
Responsibility: Byron Eugene Price and John Charles Morris, editors.


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"This collection will become a heavily utilized reference source on the private prison movement. Summing Up: Highly recommended." - Choice

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