Private prisons cheaper – and better

The Weekend Australian carries the following article which claims that not only is Western Australia’s only private prison 30% cheaper to the taxpayer than the public prisons, it is also better by most measures including prisoner welfare. Worth a read:-

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/commentary/private-prisons-are-best/story-e6frgd0x-1226059946691

3 thoughts on “Private prisons cheaper – and better

  1. Most governments subsidise local labour intensive industries. Libertarians might not like it, but it happens.

    Prisons are a labour intensive industry. They get paid per prisoner. That makes them REAL easy to subsidise.

    Be careful what you wish for… you might get it.

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