Prison Privatization

Respond to the following: Answer the 2 discussion question. Include at least 1 reference.


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M5D1: Prison Privatization

1. There is much discussion about privatization of correctional facilities. Locate two articles which focus on the impact of prison privatization. Then, using these articles and additional resources, construct an argument on the effectiveness of prison privatization from a security standpoint as well as an economic standpoint.

M5D2: Cruel and Unusual Punishment

2. What factors would you use in determining if a prison is in compliance with the Eighth Amendment regarding cruel and unusual punishment? Support your position with cited literature if available.