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Prison Growth and Economic Impact
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Editors: Lewis C. Sawyer
Book Description:
The U.S. prison system has exploded in size and economic importance during the past three decades, due to a variety of factors including mandatory sentencing laws and tougher drug enforcement efforts. At the end of 2008, more than 2.3 million adults were in local, state, or federal custody, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. More than 5 million more were on probation or parole. Overall, one in every 31 adults was under the authority of the correctional system in 2007. The record U.S. prison population is creating pressures on the federal and state governments as spending on corrections claims a larger share of tax dollars, potentially crowding public investment in other areas. This book explores U.S. prison growth and its economic impacts.



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Table of Contents:
Preface

Economic Impacts of Prison Growth, pp. 1-34
(Suzanne M. Kirchhoff, Analyst in Industrial Organization and Business)

Prisoners in 2008: Bureau of Justice Statistics, pp. 35-84
(U.S. Department of Justice)

Prison Construction: Clear Communication on the Accuracy of Cost Estimates and Project Changes is Needed, pp. 85-106
(GAO)

Cost of Prisons: Bureau of Prisons Needs Better Data to Assess Alternatives for Acquiring Low and Minimum Security Facilities, pp. 107-131
(GAO)

Cost, Performance Studies Look at Prison Privatization, pp. 133-138
(Gerry Gaes)

Index

   Series:
      Law, Crime and Law Enforcement
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 2nd quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10
   ISBN: 978-1-61728-864-7
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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