Public-Private Partnerships in Prison Construction and Management

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/16599
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Justice and Development Working Paper Series
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Allen, Rob
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English, Paul
dc.date.accessioned
2014-02-11T22:29:36Z
dc.date.available
2014-02-11T22:29:36Z
dc.date.issued
2013-12
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2017-12-14T08:47:58Z
dc.description.abstract
Over recent years lower income countries have shown increasing interest in the potential benefits of public private partnerships in the prison field. This paper opens with a brief survey of the history of prison privatization, a description of the various models applied in different countries and an outline of the potential attractions of those models. It then assesses the evidence about whether private prisons produce value for money and improved performance as well as analyzing their impact on the wider prison and criminal justice system. The paper concludes that while specific evidence from low income countries is limited, there may be significant risks attached to private prisons where robust legislative and regulatory frameworks are less developed. The starting point before the consideration of private sector involvement in prisons must be a full analysis of the infrastructure and processes required by a country in its criminal justice system in order to meet international norms and standards and contribute to development goals. Within such a framework, community based alternatives to pre-trial detention and short prison sentences are likely to prove more economical and effective than prison expansion.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2013/12/18662900/public-private-partnerships-prison-construction-management
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/16995
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Justice and development working paper series;no. 25
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subject
IMPACT OF PRIVATIZATION
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PRESIDENCY
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PRETRIAL DETENTION
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PRISON SENTENCES
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PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
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PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
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PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT
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Public-Private Partnerships in Prison Construction and Management
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Public-Private Partnerships
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2013-12-16
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Publications & Research :: Working Paper
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2013/12/18662900/public-private-partnerships-prison-construction-management
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Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
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Governance
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Governance
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Trade and Competitiveness
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Water
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yes
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum
000456286_20131216150349
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum
18662900
okr.identifier.report
83347
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2013/12/16/000456286_20131216150349/Rendered/PDF/833470NWP0Web000Box304492B00PUBLIC0.pdf
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Private Sector Development :: Privatization
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Law and Development :: Judicial System Reform
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Social Development :: Children and Youth
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Water Supply and Sanitation :: Water Supply and Sanitation Participation
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Social Development :: Crime and Society
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Office of the Sr VP & Gen Counsl (LEGVP)

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