“The Treatment Industrial Complex: How For-Profit Prison Corporations are Undermining Efforts to Treat and Rehabilitate Prisoners for Corporate Gain,” highlights the expansion of the incarceration industry away from warehousing people and into areas that traditionally were focused on treatment and care of individuals in the criminal justice system.
How Much Does It Cost to Keep a Criminal?
How Expensive is justice?
Pretty darn costly. But depending on your point of view, the costs of keeping criminals behind bars or executing them might be worth it.
This is an interesting article on the Caging of America that we recommend:
New York Times Article
A Critic at Large
The Caging of America
Why do we lock up so many people?
by Adam Gopnic
January 30, 2012