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Justice “cost points”: examination of privatization within public systems of justice

In addition to outsourcing the management of correctional facilities, many local and state authorities contract with private companies to provide a variety of services and processes within U.S. courthouses, jails, and prisons. In this article, we explore the various “cost points” at which individual...

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Main Author: Harris, Alexes
Contributors: Smith, Tyler (VerfasserIn); Obara, Emmi (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
Published: 2019
In:Criminology & public policy
Year: 2019, Volume: 18, Issue: 2, Pages: 343-359
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:In addition to outsourcing the management of correctional facilities, many local and state authorities contract with private companies to provide a variety of services and processes within U.S. courthouses, jails, and prisons. In this article, we explore the various “cost points” at which individuals who make contact with public systems of justice are charged by private entities. We provide two case studies with an in‐depth look at how private companies make money within U.S. justice facilities—court‐ordered programs and prison services.
ISSN:1745-9133