Learning Objectives

  1. To understand the scope and size of private correctional facilities in the United States.
  2. To grasp the kinds of functions fulfilled by private correctional companies.
  3. To be able to name at least three private corrections companies, including the two largest.
  4. To gain a sense of the relationship between private corrections companies and local economies.
  5. To be able to describe how private corrections and public corrections policy may be in conflict.
  6. To grasp the basics of the government contracting process.
  7. To know how difficult it is to monitor private facilities and why.