By Carl Close | Wednesday November 12, 2014 at 10:45 AM PDT | Comments Off on The Case for Victim Justice
For elected officials eager to find a real problem to fix, here’s a big one that’s seldom mentioned during campaign season: American courts and prisons are plagued with injustices and inefficiencies. One of the main culprits, according to Independent Institute Senior Fellow Bruce L. Benson, is their guiding principle: an emphasis on offenses against...
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Tags: Corrections, Crime, Criminal Justice, Prisons, Privatization, The Independent Review
By Carl Close | Wednesday July 2, 2014 at 10:33 AM PDT | Comments Off on Do Private Prisons Make Financial Sense for States?
Most states use contract prisons for some of their corrections needs, often in the hope of saving money, but is contracting out really all that worthwhile for states? The current debate about prisons and the private sector has often generated more heat than light. Fortunately, a new study from the Independent Institute answers the...
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Tags: Business, Corrections, Crime, Criminal Justice, Law, Prisons, Privatization, States