Why Georgia Should Consider Prison Privatization II

February 1st, 1995 by Leave a Comment

Georgia could run out of prison space in 1995 despite opening more than 11,000 prison beds over the past four years (at an estimated cost of $369 million). Even worse, the maximum prison capacity is projected to be 3,700 beds short by the middle of next year according to recent reports from the De- partment of Corrections. The problem is that the prisoner popu- lation is growing faster than expected. In just the past year Georgia’s inmate population has grown by 5,233, an in- crease of more than 100 inmates per week.


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