Privatized prisons lead to more inmates, longer sentences, study finds

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 09:30 in Mathematics & Economics

When states turn to private prisons, the number of criminals incarcerated rises and the length of sentences increases. That’s the finding of a new paper from Washington State University researchers just published in the journal Labour Economics, entitled “Do privately-owned prisons increase incarceration rates?” The study found that private prisons lead to an average increase of 178 […]

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