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Should the government be able to give up its responsibility for the custody of an individual and engage in contracts with private organizations to provide privatization of prisons and jails? Assume this includes only convicted offenders.

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1. Should the government be able to give up its responsibility for the custody of an individual and engage in contracts with private organizations to provide privatization of prisons and jails? Assume this includes only convicted offenders.

How you answer this question ties into one's view of the role of prison e..g, punishment versus rehabilitation (argue against privatization). It also ties into the debate of privatization of prisons and jails, and whether it is the right thing to do.

If you agree with privatization of prisons and jails, for example, then you would agree with this statement. However, if you were an opponent of prison and jail privatization, then you would argue against this statement, that the government should be responsible for convicted offenders as opposed to private prisons and jails. ...

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This solution discusses whether or not the government should be able to give up its responsibility for the custody of an individual and engage in contracts with private organizations to provide privatization of prisons and jails e.g., includes only convicted offenders. Supplemented with an article discussing both sides of the debate.

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