Tag: prison

To Be Worth One’s Salt | Article

To Be Worth One’s Salt | Article

Prisons are one of the most difficult areas to privatize and do it well and safely, says Adrian Moore, of the Reason Foundation. While the task of taking away an offender’s liberty rightly belongs to the government’s judges and juries, the task of making sure prisoners remain in cells and behave for set periods of time is not something that only a government can do. There is no reason why prisons should not be privatized . . . as long as there is accountability…..(outsourcing)

Modus Operandi: Conservative | Article

Modus Operandi: Conservative | Article

Beyond three privatized private prisons in the State of Arizona, the Department of Corrections outsources a substance abuse treatment in several facilities and food services for inmates and staff on a statewide basis. The Department also has contracts with the nursing registry and contracts for refuse collection….(outsourcing)

Raising Prison Bars | Article

Raising Prison Bars | Article

There are arguments both for and against outsourcing and privatization of prison facilities. Some say it allows prisons to be constructed and operated more efficiently and cost-effectively. Others say a supplier’s profit may interfere with inmates’ interests. One thing cannot be disputed: it makes government and private prisons compete. That, in turn, leads to accountability…..(outsourcing)

Accounting for Results | Article

Accounting for Results | Article

At first blush, Cornell Companies, Inc. appears to be just one among several private corporations whose enterprises generate revenue by building and operating prisons. Beyond the momentary glance, though, Cornell contrasts sharply with its competitors. Just like the background and professional experience of its Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Tom Jenkins, Cornell operates in all three segments of the corrections industry…(outsourcing)