Friday, April 9, 2010
A recent study looking into the prison industry in Florida has essentially concluded that private prisons do not offer any significant cost savings over government-run institutions. Though the two types are hard to compare, since private prisons typically house only low-level offenders (which cost way less to house than violent offenders), but this is especially damming information considering there is a law on the books in Florida mandating that private prisons provide the state with at least 7% savings over government-run facilities. It also mentions how programming, such as education and anger management, are almost completely ineffective in private prisons. I'm shocked.