History of Crime and Punishment: For-Profit Prisons, 1st Edition

  • Duchess Harris
  • Cynthia Kennedy Henzel
  • Published By: Essential Library
  • ISBN-10: 1532172435
  • ISBN-13: 9781532172434
  • DDC: 364.6097
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released December 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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This book takes a close look at the side of the US prison system that relies on for-profit companies. It explores the history behind for-profit prisons in the United States as well as varying opinions about the ethics of for-profit prisons. Features include a glossary, further readings, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Kids for Cash.
2: Prisoners for Profit.
3: The Return of Private Prisons.
4: Public Vs. Private.
5: Inmate Care.
6: Prisons and Politics.
7: Immigrant Detention.
8: The Future of For-Profit Prisons.
Essential Facts.
Additional Resources.
Source Notes.
About the Authors.