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Cost Savings: Private prisons swe money-IO to 15 percent average savings on operations cosrs, based on fourteen independent cost comparison studies. Other evidence of cost savings is examined as well. Cost savings are achieved through innovation and efticient management practices.

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Quality Services: Private prisons provide at least the same quality services that government prisons d&ased on six independent quality comparison studies, rates of American Correctional Association accreditation, recidivism comparison studies, contract terminations, and prisoner and correctional officer lawsuits. Private prisons save money-10 to 15 percent average savings on oper- Rhtions costs, based on fourteen independent cost comparison studies. The evidence is overwhelming that the private sector delivers quality correctional services at lower cost to the benetit of taxpayers. Moreover. public official’s experiences with contracting for correctional services, through contract terms, legislation, and best practices, has resolved many of the thorny questions that come up when privatizing corrections is suggested. This study examines the answers to such questions as: Can private correctional officers use deadly force?, Can they manage riots?, How can we be sure private prisons do not violate prisoners’ rights?, Do private correctional ofticers receive lower-quality training than government correctional officers?, Have private prisons been “skimming the cream”-taking only low-security and less- expensive inmates?, and many others.
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• Fall '17
• Public Policy Institute, Reason Foundation, Adrian T. Moore, RPPI

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