What questions emerge regarding the practice of contracting with private, for-profit organizations to operate correctional facilities?
- Currently, private prisons hold almost 126,000 state and federal inmates.
- Privatization of prisons is an idea that is morally unsuitable because a company that has economic purposes is not supposed to be given the task of controlling the lives of prisoners.
- Giving a contract to private companies to run a prison does not lessen the government of its legal and moral duties that ensure the provision of appropriate treatment.
- The challenge of mass imprisonment is a divisive and challenging concern that should further be examined.
- The reduction in sitting populations of prisoners can help in optimistically easing the weight on public prisons thus allowing the nation to get away from expensive privatization.
Should the job of operating prisons be the sole responsibility of the government?
- The government should solely undertake the duty of running prisons to promote equity and fairness.
- Some of the countries in the United States can ensure that they confine their prisoners in conditions that are much harsher as compared to the rest.
- The punishment that a prisoner undergoes is not supposed to rely on the jurisdiction in which she or he might have committed.
- A prison structure that is uniquely operated by the state government would be found to be better as compared to the current system.
Which characteristics of the prison population might present major problems for the managers of institutions?
- Different challenges affect prisons in the United States today.
- Access to quality healthcare services.