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This book makes public, for the first time, a full account of the development of the privatization of prisons, centred on the only full-scale empirical study yet to have been undertaken in Britain.
After providing an up-to-date overview of the development of private sector involvement in penal practice in the United Kingdom, North America, Europe and Australia, the authors go on to describe the first two years in the life of Wolds Remand Prison - the first private prison in Britain.
They look at the daily life for remand prisoners, assess the duties and morale of staff and compare the workings of Wolds to a new local prison in the public sector. The authors conclude by discussing some of the practical and theoretica
|1||Private Prisons Rediscovered: International Developments in the Twentieth Century||1|
|2||Evaluating Private Prisons||22|
|3||Contemporary Developments in British Penal Politics||33|
|4||Contracting-out at Wolds||62|
|5||Responding to the Challenge in the Public Sector||99|
|6||Legitimacy and Consent: Ethical Issues and Contracting-out||138|
|7||Privatizing Prisons: Current Issues and Future Prospects||156|