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Prisons By The Numbers

Publication Date: 
January 07, 2010
Source: 
KPCC 89.3
Author: 
Pat Morrison

Professor Joan Petersilia, an expert on prison reform, is a guest on a KPCC public radio show discussing Governor Schwarzenegger's proposal to privatize California prisons:

Governor Schwarzenegger wants to spare taxpayers by letting private companies run state prisons. Does it really save money through economies of scale and with better efficiencies? And what about oversight of those companies that would be charged with managing the incarceration of 170,000 plus inmates?