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what is privatization as it relates to prisons?
Weegy: Prison Privatization is a broadly defined term for the privatization of prisons and prison-related services. In some cases, this may include transferring control of existing public sector prisons to private companies. [ However, more commonly private companies are contracted to design, build, and operate new prisons and jails by federal, state, and local governments. In still other instances, private companies may be contracted to provide things such as medical care, counseling, food services, and maintenance within publicly run prisons and jails. ] User: how does this affect state and federal prison systems? Weegy: Please be more specific? User: how does this affect state and federal prison systems? Weegy: Please be more specific? User: how does privatization afeect the state and federal prison systems? Weegy: to have more money overall and their prisons are usually newer/better. State prison (More)
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how well do privatized prisons meet correctional criteria and how do they compare to federal and state prisons?
Weegy: Some U.S. [ states have imposed bans, population limits, and strict operational guidelines on private prisons: Banning privatization of state and local facilities—Illinois in 1990 (Private Correctional Facility Moratorium Act), and New York in 2000, enacted laws that ban the privatization of prisons, correctional facilities and any services related to their operation. Louisiana enacted a moratorium on private prisons in 2001. Banning speculative private prison construction—For-profit prison companies have built new prisons before they were awarded privatization contracts in order to lure state contract approval. In 2001, Wisconsin’s joint budget committee recommended language to ban all future speculative prison construction in the state. Such anticipatory building dates back to at least 1997, when Corrections Corporation of America built a 2,000-bed facility in California at a cost of $80–100 million with no contract from the California Department of Corrections; a CCA official was quoted as saying, "If we build it, they will come".[36] Banning exportation and importation of prisoners—To ensure that the state retains control over the quality and security of correctional facilities, North Dakota passed a bill in 2001 that banned the export of Class A and AA felons outside the state. Similarly, Oregon allowed an existing exportation law to sunset in 2001, effectively banning the export of prisoners. Several states have considered banning the importation of prisoners to private facilities. Requiring standards comparable to state prisons—New Mexico enacted legislation that transfers supervision of private prisons to the state Secretary of Corrections, ensuring that private prisons meet the same standards as public facilities. In 2001, Nebraska legislation that requires private prisons to meet public prison standards was overwhelmingly approved by the legislature, but pocket-vetoed by the governor. ] (More)
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