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Problems with police, prosecutors and courts have people asking: is our criminal justice system broken? University of Pittsburgh law professor David Harris interviews the people who know the system best, and hears their best ideas for fixing it. Criminal (In)justice is an independent production created in partnership with 90.5 WESA, Pittsburgh's NPR News Station.
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Feb 6, 2018

Private hold over 100,000 people in the U.S. Some say they provide needed flexibility as corrections populations change and budgets shrink. But what really happens when punishment is about profit? 

Lauren-Brooke Eisen is Senior Counsel at the Brennan Center’s Justice Program and author of Inside Private Prisons: An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration.

1 Comments
  • almost four years ago
    KE
    Great episode. As a spouse of someone who was incarcerated in Florida State and Private facilities for almost 8 years, I believe this guest got a lot of the issues. Problem is there is a lot wrong in both systems. Like prisons are notified a week prior to any inspections. Guards are reduced to sometimes one officer in visitations who may or may not walk around. Guards are engaged in prostitution rings and smuggling which is not going to be fixed under current systems. Programs are forced upon prisoners. Then my are forced to sign statements that they enjoyed bs programs for facilities to keep their funding. Food contractors boost up prices on visitation food bc there isn’t a checks and balances program.
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