More Evidence Private Prisons Don’t Work

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More Evidence Private Prisons Don’t Work

June 20, 2012 | by Mike HallAFL-CIO

Prison Bed Profiteers: How Corporations Are Reshaping Criminal Justice in the U.S.,” NCCD's latest report, demonstrates that many common claims of private prison companies have been repeatedly disproven and the private model often survives off low-paid, poorly trained staff, which can lead to compromised levels of safety for staff and inmates, as well as the general public. Read more about how this publication dismantles claims by private prison industry and its backers—including the extremist American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)—that private prisons are a better deal than publicly run facilities.