Friday, March 12, 2010

Case Study: Privatization can be more expensive and less efficient

A short piece concerning the jail in Bay County, FL. The county sheriff took over operations of the jail from CCA in 2009, and has run the jail for significantly less money, and with less complaints from inmates, than CCA had. This came out in response to the situation in Hernando County, where the sheriff has proposed taking over the operations of the local jail, claiming he can also run it cheaper than CCA. Though he hasn't made the best case for it so far, I tend to think he's right that he can run the jail better and cheaper than a profit-driven company.

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