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Private Prisons

Author(s): Darko Dimovski
Subject(s): Criminal Law, Penology
Published by: Правни факултет Универзитета у Нишу
Keywords: private prisons; historical development; Republic of Serbia

Summary/Abstract: Тhe author, based on the circumstances that contributed to the creation of private prisons, has explained the historical development of private prisons in the United States and Great Britain. After tha , the author has analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of the prison run by private companies. Namely, the author has, stating the benefits of private prisons (reduced overcrowding penitencijarnih institution, cheaper accommodation cost per prisoner, provide better services, the possibility of applying a new philosophy in the manner of execution of sentence, with modern Penitentiary program, with the aim of resocialization and the reduction of recidivism ) and weaknesses of the private prisons (the question of legitimac, a chronic lack of space in the Penitentiary system is not solved, business-oriented policies of private prisons, less salaries, poor performance of the security service, worst food, weak enforcement of parole, lack of appropriate penitentiary program), wanted to draw attention to the professional public about controversypf the introduction private companies in the management structure of penitentiary institutions . As the Republic of Serbia is, constantly in the last twenty years, faced with the increasing number of inmates, as well as the chronic shortage of money, which affects on the situation in industrial areas of prisons, there are options to give licenses to private companies to manage prisons. Therefore, the author has paid special attention to potential problems of introducing private prisons in the penitentiary system in Serbia.

  • Issue Year: LIII/2014
  • Issue No: 68
  • Page Range: 547-566
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Serbian