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Competition for Prisons

Le Vay, Julian

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ISBN 10: 1447313224 / ISBN 13: 9781447313229
Published by Policy Press
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This book re-assesses the benefits and failures of competition, how public and private prisons compare, the impact of competition on the public sector's performance, and how well Government has managed this 'quasi-market'. Num Pages: 232 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBK; JKVP1; JPQB. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 216 x 138. . . 2016. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781447313229

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Title: Competition for Prisons

Publisher: Policy Press

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

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A quarter of a century has passed since the Thatcher government launched one of its most controversial reforms: privately run prisons. This book offers an assessment of the successes and failures of that initiative, comparing public and private prisons, analyzing the possible and claimed benefits of competition, and looking closely at how well the government has managed the unusual quasi-market that the privatization push created. Drawing on first-person interviews with key players and his own experience working in prison finance, Julian Le Vay presents the most valuable look yet at the results of prison privatization for government, citizens, and prisoners.

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Julian Le Vay was finance director of HM Prison Service for five years, then served as director for competition in the National Offender Management Service.

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