Private Prisons: The Public’s Problem A Quality Assessment of Arizona’s Private Prisons
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Sep. 05, 2012
ANNOTATION: This report reveals the true state of private prisons in Arizona. Sections following an executive summary are: introduction and overview; background and history; Performance Measure 1—Safety and Security; Performance Measure II—Staffing; Performance Measure III—Programs and Services; Performance Measure IV—Transparency and Accountability; conclusions; and recommendations. “Rather than a simplistic black-and-white assessment, this report reveals that all prisons in Arizona require more oversight and monitoring to ensure that the public is protected and getting its money’s worth. It is clear that simply handing over control of prisons to private corporations does not provide higher quality or effectiveness, but instead creates a new set of problems that are of-ten harder to eradicate” (p. iv).