Title

Privatisation of Corrections: A Violation of U.S. Domestic Law, International Human Rights, and Good Sense

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

January 2005

Comments

The growing influence of globalisation, the marked increase in world trade and the perceived necessity of improving their competitiveness in the world trade arena has led countries to reduce State intervention in the economy in order to allow the free market to operate. The privatisation of State provided services and functions and of State owned enterprises fits within such a strategy. Debates on the effects of privatisation have been on-going for decades.