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Do Private Prisons Work?

A private facility or for-profit prison is a place in which individuals are physically confined or incarcerated by a third party that is contracted by a government agency.

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

Annual Privatization Report 2014 Criminal Justice and Corrections

Galik, Lauren, Leonard Gilroy, and Alexander Volokh, 2015

International Growth Trends in Prison Privatization

Mason, Cody, The Sentencing Project, 2013

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