The Privatization Of Prisons

Over the past twenty years prison construction has become a growth industry in the United States. As the number of inmates has increased so has the demand for privately managed prison facilities on the local, state, and federal levels. Join host Ray Suarez for a discussion about the pros and cons of prison privatization. Is there a place for capitalism behind bars? It's the Talk of the Nation from NPR News. Guests: Joseph F. Johnson Chairman and CEO, National Corrections and Rehabilitation Corporation Board member, Corrections Corporation of America Dr. Charles Logan Criminologist, Professor and Associate Head of Sociology University of Connecticut Author Private Prisons: Pros and Cons (Oxford University Press 1990) Listeners call in

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