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Privatization A Question for the New Millennium A question that county state and federal governments face on a frequent basis is the issue of privatizing correctional institutions or jails in their regions Since the early 1980s private companies have played a part in various areas of corrections Dilulio 180 A debate between educators agencies and governments exists on the issue of privatizing correctional institutions There appears to be a question of whether or not private companies benefit the agencies and inmates they serve The Oklahoma Department of Corrections currently contracts beds in six different private facilities in Oklahoma Private Prison Oklahoma is only one of many states that utilize the private industry In addition to the private beds Oklahoma consumes within the state they also contract to send inmates out of state The use of private beds results from the increase in the inmate population and the lack of bed space available in state institutions The state government cannot finance and build correctional facilities at a fast enough rate to house the increasing number of inmates The number of inmates currently housed in private facilities relates directly to the reduced costs effectiveness and relief from overcrowding that private companies provide for government agencies The decrease in costs to government agencies is a major selling point for the private correctional industries As Dilulio states Proponents of privatization claim that it can shave anywhere from 10 to 25 percent off the nations correctional budget 183 An average person shopping at their local mall might not consider 10 to 25 percent off a considerable savings When one considers 25 percent off numbers like one billion the number is quite significant Private companies decrease or omit bureaucratic red tape and purchase materials at will rather than taking bids and paying exuberant prices One researcher in the field states private vendors can purchase more quickly maintain lower inventories and negotiate better prices and values Logan Sec 2 The idea
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