Government In Private Prisons

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Kimberly, it is easy to see what side of the fence you are on. Nonetheless you raised some very real concerns and your discussion caused me to mull over the government role when it comes to private prisons. I’m sure the government has a hand in the way that private prisons are being maintained but how much. I would be highly surprised if private prisons were given free reign because the government in some sort of way regulates all businesses and private prisons are no exceptions. According to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) the government does have a hand in how private prisons are operated and nearly all facilities received some oversight from the contracting agency (McDonald & Patten, 2004). Still you have a very strong

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