Private prisons and public accountability /

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Author / Creator:Harding, Richard, 1939-
Imprint:New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, c1997.
Description:viii, 184 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Prisons.
Privatization.
Corrections -- Contracting out.
Corrections -- Contracting out.
Prisons.
Privatization.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/2759067
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ISBN:1560003278 (cloth : alk. paper)
1560009934 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [166]-173) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • 1. The growth of private prisons
  • 2. Accountability and the political context of privatization
  • 3. Accountability, monitoring and capture
  • 4. Accountability mechanisms in public sector prisons and their applicability to private prisons
  • 5. Letting the contract and setting the terms
  • 6. Prison personnel, the administration of punishment and the impact of privatization upon penal policy
  • 7. Financial accountability and control
  • 8. Comparing public and private prisons
  • 9. Special custodial issues and privatization
  • 10. Enhancing the prison system: cross-fertilization and market testing
  • 11. The future growth of privatization
  • 12. A model for public accountability of private prisons.