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States Continue to Tap Private Prisons

Given continued budget crunches and growing inmate populations prison privatization remains attractive to governments at every level.

A few recent developments include Kentucky where state officials are seeking to outsource the management of a new state facility. And South Carolina where officials are considering privatizing inmate health care.

The National Association of Counties has put together a panel on the topic at their national convention in two weeks. Additionally, Rep. Hall in Texas is working on new legislation that will target non-custodial services for outsourcing.

See Reason's work on corrections privatization here.

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