private prisons http://kvpr.org en California Begins Sending Inmates to Private Prisons http://kvpr.org/post/california-begins-sending-inmates-private-prisons <p>California is beginning to transfer inmates out of its state prisons. As Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, the transfers are part of a court-mandated plan to reduce overcrowding in state prisons</p><p>California is sending 2,100 inmates to three private prisons within the state. James Black is with the GEO group, which operates the facilities. He says GEO’s prisons must meet the same standards the state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation must meet.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:39:58 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 23653 at http://kvpr.org California Begins Sending Inmates to Private Prisons Commentary: Privatization Doesn't Always Pay Off http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-privatization-doesnt-always-pay <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Is it more efficient for local and state governments to privatize provision of government services to save money? In this edition of Valley Public Radio’s commentary series The Moral Is Ida Jones, Professor of Business Law at Fresno State argues that there are hidden costs to privatization. Using for-profit prisons as an example, she connects increased privatization to higher long-term social and financial costs.</span></p><p>----</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 22:07:34 +0000 Ida Jones 23846 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Privatization Doesn't Always Pay Off