CCA Calls Criticism Of Private Prisons “Stale,” Says They Save Money


Corrections Corporation of America calls a critical article in Politico about private prisons, which was summarized in Crime & Justice News, “a rehash of stale arguments that failed to provide a balanced look at the important role we play in addressing the many corrections challenges our nation faces.” Writing in Politico, CCA’s Steve Own says the company “is helping federal, state and local governments find solutions to overcrowded facilities, skyrocketing taxpayer costs and inmates struggling to break the cycle of crime.”

Owen writes that “economists from Temple University, in an independent study receiving a partial grant from our industry, analyzed state government data and found companies like ours save 12 percent to 58 percent in long-term taxpayer costs.”

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