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June 2012

Christian Broadcasting Network highlights problems with the for-profit prison model

Last month, the Christian Broadcasting 

Network published an article that covered serious concerns with the for-profit prison industry.  While the issues CBN raises are nothing new to regular Texas Prison Bid’ness readers, we are excited to see that the diversity of groups raising these concerns continues to grow.  Here’s an excerpt:

 

Critics complain that private prisons cut corners on salaries, guard training, inmate medical care, and facility maintenance to add to their bottom lines. "The model as a whole has not had a happy history," Dr. Fran Buntman, a criminologist at George Washington University, said.

 

In her opinion, for-profit companies should not be in the business of locking up criminals. 

 

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