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Research question: are private prisons more cost effective and efficient and better for government? This research paper will focus on the privatization of prisons and detention centers in the US in the last few hundred years. The argument has been that private prisons are more cost effective and efficient, and therefore it is better for government to outsource prison management to corporations. This paper will evaluate that hypothesis based on recent published books and journal articles. It will focus on qualitative research. This topic relates to public administration and as well as how this relationship manifests in the population of prisoners, and what it means for taxpayers. This research will consider the two main, public and private providers of prison services in the US: the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), which is responsible for running Federal Prisons and CoreCivic, formerly the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), which runs private prisons and detention centers. These institutions affect the lives of millions of people who work or are
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