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Do Private Prisons Work?

Private Prisons in the United States

Sentencing Project, 2021

The Economics of Private Prisons

Megan Mumford, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, and Ryan Nunn, 2016

Review of the Federal Bureau of Prisons' Monitoring of Contract Prisons

Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice, 2016

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) initiated this review to examine how the BOP monitors these facilities. We also assessed whether contractor performance meets certain inmate safety and security requirements and analyzed how contract prisons and similar BOP institutions compare with regard to inmate safety and security data.

Annual Privatization Report 2014 Criminal Justice and Corrections

Galik, Lauren, Leonard Gilroy, and Alexander Volokh, 2014