Discuss the factors related to the idea of using for-profit, publicly-traded corporate entities to mete out punishment in the United States. What are some of the implications for the expansion of the prison industrial complex?
How have policies related to correctional goals and objectives been shaped over the past 10 years and who is responsible for policy design and implementation? What are the driving forces/arguments that permeate discussions of contemporary corrections in America?
Finally, in your assessment of the for-profit prison industry, discuss how their perpetual use can affect prisoner reentry and provide some suggestions to the recidivism dilemma if this is, in fact, the future of penology.