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Privatizing Prisons: Rhetoric and Reality
     

Privatizing Prisons: Rhetoric and Reality

by Adrian L James, Keith Bottomley, Alison Liebling, Emma Clare
 

ISBN-10: 0803975481

ISBN-13: 9780803975484

Pub. Date: 08/11/1997

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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,

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803975484
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/11/1997
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Private Prisons Rediscovered
International Developments in the Twentieth Century
Evaluating Private Prisons
Contemporary Developments in British Penal Politics
Contracting-out at Wolds
Responding to the Challenge in the Public Sector
Legitimacy and Consent
Ethical Issues in Contracting-out
Privatizing Prisons
Current Issues and Future Prospects

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