Taxpayers can enjoy significant savings by utilizing public-private correctional partnerships to design, finance, build, and operate prisons, jails, community corrections facilities, and juvenile justice programs. These savings are derived from a variety of benefits offered by privatization and are documented by numerous independent research studies.
Providing safe, secure, and humane care and custody for offenders is the most critical requirement of any public-private correctional partnership. Saving money at the expense of quality of service provides no value to the taxpayer. Many facts and independent studies document the high level of service provided by the private sector.
Taxpayers, through local, state, and federal contracting agencies should demand the highest possible quality of operations at the lowest possible cost, and they should have recourse if standards are not met. Public-Private Correctional Partnerships ensure that the private operator of a particular facility is held accountable to a much higher degree than are publicly-operated facilities.