Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapters 9

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapters 9 and 10 in your Stojkovic and Lovell (2019) textbook and the article Private Prisons: Myths, Realities & Educational Opportunities for Inmates. You may also wish to consider some of the recommended resources for this week.

Your initial post should consist of at least 250 words and address the following elements:

  • Explain how “mandatory release” and “supervised release” relate to social justice and criminal justice objectives.
  • Discuss institutional goals that may be met by releasing incarcerated persons early to serve their remaining sentences within society.
  • It has been argued that privatizing corrections—paying private companies to efficiently run prisons and jails—would save the government money. Discuss pros and cons for privatizing corrections. In addition, relate the pros and cons of privatization to at least one issue for the future of corrections.

Support your claims with examples from any required material or other scholarly resources and properly cite any references.


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