National Private Prison Issues

Supporting materials for the Private Prisons: the Public's Problem covering nation-wide issues.

Banking on Bondage

A 2011 report by the ACLU on the impact of the private prison industry on the problem of mass incarceration in America.

Gaming the System

A 2011 report from Justice Policy Institute on the influence-peddling of the private prison industry in state and federal government through lobbying, campaign contributions, and relationships between private corporations and government bodies. 

BOP Private Performance Survey

A 2001 report by the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) on the growth and quality of private prisons.

Emerging Issues on Privatized Prisons

A 2001 report from the Bureau of Justice Assistance on the growth and future prospects of prison privatization.

Prisoners in 2010

A Bureau of Justice Statistics report on prisoners in state and federal prisons.  It covers prison population declines, offenses, and privatization.

Sentencing Project Too Good to Be True

A 2012 report by the Sentencing Project on prison privatization, covering the growth of prison privatization and examining cost savings, performance, and influence of the industry.

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