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Política criminal

versión On-line ISSN 0718-3399

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ARRIAGADA GAJEWSKI, Isabel. PRIVATE PRISONS: OVERCOMING THE COST-BENEFIT DEBATE. Polít. crim. [online]. 2013, vol.8, n.15, pp.210-248. ISSN 0718-3399.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-33992013000100006.

This paper analyses prison privatization policies, in particular the empirical results of such policies and the debate surrounding institutional values. The article tackles the cases of Chile and the United States, both countries in which neoliberal economic policies are linked with the expansion of tough criminal policies. With regards to values, the analysis suggests that prison privatization promotes a tainted commercial alliance between the State and private sector, generates a deep conflict of legitimacy and fosters an unsustainable concept of the common good. In terms of results, prison privatization, in all of its forms, has failed to fulfill the promise of relieving States' budgets and providing decent incarceration conditions. Without empirical reasons to sustain prison privatization, the article concludes by highlighting the need of an ideological debate of the values implicated in this manifestation of neoliberal penality.

Palabras clave : Private prisons; penitentiary management; neoliberal penality; prison concessions.

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