Thursday, November 29, 2007

Crime Pays Very Well, Actually

Texas Prison Bidness alerts us to a new book on the folks who make their profits off putting people behind bars. I’m not sure the “reformers” in corr sent truly understand the extent to which private corrections, treatment providers as well as the CCAs and GEOs that we hear more about, impacts our economies as well as our policymaking in the states where they’ve been successful. Any serious reform that ignores how the jobs and finances affect communities and the states, that doesn’t talk intelligently about how those areas will be remedied in any “reform,” is asking for a bruising when the debate and decision actually occur.

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