Mass Incarceration Research Paper

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March 10, 2018
Trevor Hintz
CRIM 1020 Intro to Corrections

For-Profit Prison Industry

Prisons seem like they are popping up everywhere in the U.S. One of the reason for this is an increase in incarceration. History shows that mass incarceration was a big problem back in the 70’s and 80’s when there was a war on drugs. This led to prisons becoming overcrowded and more prisons had to be built to be able to house all those inmates. For-profit prisons are going to want to see this trend continue. A for-profit prison is where inmates are housed in a correctional institution that is run by government organizations. Private prisons have their benefits such as bringing new ideas to help with the rehabilitation of prisoners. Rehabilitation

In this essay, the author

  • Explains the pros and cons of private prisons, including their cost-effectiveness, and the increase in incarceration.
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