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Privatizing Prisons by Adrian L. James
Book DescriptionThis book makes public, for the first time, a full account of the development of the privatization of prisons, centred on the only full-scale empirical study yet to have been undertaken in Britain. After providing an up-to-date overview of the development of private sector involvement in penal practice in the United Kingdom, North America, Europe and Australia, the authors go on to describe the first two years in the life of Wolds Remand Prison - the first private prison in Britain. They look at the daily life for remand prisoners, assess the duties and morale of staff and compare the workings of Wolds to a new local prison in the public sector. The authors conclude by discussing some of the practical and theoretical issues to have emerged from contracting out, ethical issues surrounding the whole privatization debate and implications for the future of the prison system and penal policy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780803975491
(216mm x 138mm x 11mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Jul-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Adrian L. James
Professor Adrian James is Emeritus Professor of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield.
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