2006 Jun AFSCME Corrections United Don't Be a Prisoner to Empty Promises
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Don’t Be a Prisoner to Empty Promises

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This article address five myths about the benefits of privatizing prisons, and concludes that:

  • Private prisons don’t save taxpayers’ money.
  • Private prison operators often don’t pay their fair share of taxes.
  • Private prisons cut corners
  • Incarceration is an inherently governmental function.
  • Private prisons don’t provide good, quality jobs.