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Administration of Criminal Justice

What are the pros and cons of privatization of prisons in the perspective of a private-sector correctional facility manager. Make two arguments for turning the correctional system over to the private correctional industry. Briefly discuss the types of challenges that each sector—both public and private—may face. Are there any legal issues, either criminal or civil, that need to be addressed before privatization can occur?

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I think that a very good argument for turning the correctional system over to the private correctional industry, would be the billions of dollars in savings for the taxpayers and government. This would be a very good reason for turning the correctional system over to the private correctional industries, due to the fact that these billions of dollars in savings at the state and federal level would provide additional resources that can be utilized for investment in the educational system, providing food and shelter for the homeless, job creation, pay raises for teachers, etc. Due to these factors, turning over the correctional system to the private correctional industry would be beneficial to taxpayers and mainstream society, due to ...

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This solution compares private versus public sector correctional facility and their costs and benefits to society. Legal issues and challenges are mentioned for each case.

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