M7D2: Is More Privatization of Prisons Needed?

M7D2: Is More Privatization of Prisons Needed?

Module 7

Patch on the arm of the shirt that says Corrections Corporation of AmericaBefore responding to the discussion question, view the video, Criminal Justice: A Guaranteed Growth Industry (Links to an external site.) [Video File][06 Min 16 Sec]. View Segment 8 Only.

Read the journal article Information Asymmetry in Private Prison Management:  Monitoring and Oversight as the Basis for Private Prison Legitimacy (Links to an external site.) to gain more information to help address the discussion prompt below.

After reading the assignments and lectures, listening to the audio and PowerPoint presentations, and viewing the video and article above, you have a better understanding of the issues surrounding the privatization of prisons and jails. For this discussion, address the following topic:

You have owned a private security firm for 15 years.  You are now interested in branching out and creating a private prison.  Create a pro and con list for taking this step.  Then discuss what obstacles you potentially will face and what benefits you would glean from this endeavor.
After your initial post, read and reply to at least TWO other postings made by your classmates with substantial responses that further the discussions. Remember to read and reply to questions from your instructor.

Keep the following in mind when making your posts to the discussion area:

Did you complete all of the elements required in your initial discussion post?
Did you respond to the initial posts of at least two of your fellow students?
Did you acknowledge those who responded to you, including questions from your instructor?
Were all of your posts made on time? That is, was your initial post made before Midnight Eastern Time on Thursday, and were your follow-up posts made before Midnight Eastern Time on Sunday.
Consult the Discussion Posting Guide for information about writing your discussion posts. It is recommended that you write your post in a document first. Check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors.

This is a post first discussion forum, which means you must submit your initial post before you can view other students posts.

When you are ready to make your initial post, click on “Reply.” Then copy/paste the text into the message field, and click Post Reply.

To respond to a peer, click Reply beneath her or his post and continue as with an initial post.