Prison Privatization in Pennsylvania: The Case Study of Delaware County.

Author:Metzgar, Judd
Position:Abstract - Brief Article
 
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Allegheny Institute for Public Policy, August 1999.

Privatization is at the forefront of every discussion on increasing the cost efficiency of government. At the county level, the privatization of correctional facilities has become a major area for outsourcing opportunity. This study examines contracting out for correctional services in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The report is divided into three parts. Section One looks at the larger picture of prison privatization in the United States, examining issues of cost savings, efficiency, quality of services, government bureaucracy...

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