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A private prison or for-profit prison, jail, or detention center is a place in which individuals are physically confined or interned by a third party that is contracted by a government agency. Private prison companies typically enter into contractual agreements with governments who commit prisoners and then pay a per diem or monthly rate for each prisoner confined in the facility.
  • Citizens Against Private Prisons (CAPP)

    A citizen action group that opposes jail privatization throughout the world. Includes articles, news, and links.

  • Corrections Corporation of America

    Information about a commercial public-private prison partnership in corrections which combines the cost savings and innovation of business with the strict guidelines and consistent oversight of government. correctionscorp

  • Huffington Post: Prison Privatization

    Contains articles on the topic of prison privatization, claiming that they are neither fiscally responsible nor in keeping with principles of justice.

  • Justice Strategies: Prison Privatization

    Examines the impact of privatization at the state and national level, and documents the industry's role in promoting rapid prison population growth.

  • Prison Privatization and the Prison Boom

    Examines the re-appearance of private for profit prisons and the growth of prisons, painting a complex portrait of what many are calling the "prison industrial complex.".

  • The Prison-Industrial Complex

    An analysis of public and private prison systems, with an in-depth article on the economics of the private prison industry.

  • Private Corrections Institute

    Search for recent news, reports, and resources on correctional privatization from around the world.

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