Prisons: state duty or market opportunity?

Expert guest for PRIRob Allen23rd May 2014

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Paul leighton, 26th Jun 2014 at 03:20

The contracts and contract writing process is a real problem. Weak contracts, small penalties for violations and/or weak oversight leads to poor accountability.

From the public’s point of view, it is a bug in the system, but for the corporations it is a feature.
http://www.paulsjusticeblog.com/2013/04/the_problems_with_private_prisons.php

In Japan, the warden and his deputies are government employees in the four PFI prisons.
http://www.paulsjusticeblog.com/2014/06/we_need_a_postwarehouse_prison.php

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