Stopping the Privatization of Prisons Acts

Summary: Below are five different approaches to curtail the privatization of prisons.

Banning the Use of Private Prisons by State and Local Governments:

(Language based upon laws enacted in Illinois and New York.)

Neither the state nor any municipality or county shall contract with a private contractor or private vendor for the provision of services related to the operation of an adult or juvenile correctional facility.

Banning Importation of Inmates from Other States and the Federal Government into a Private Facility:

(Language based upon legislation introduced in California, Montana, North Carolina, and Utah.)

A person charged or convicted in any court outside [STATE] may not be confined in a private correctional facility in [STATE].

Banning Exportation of Inmates to Prisons in Other States:

(Language based upon legislation introduced in Alaska.)

A person charged or convicted in [STATE] must be housed in a correctional facility in the state.

Banning Speculative Construction of Prisons:

(Language based upon legislation introduced in Montana, New York and North Carolina.)

An individual, corporation, partnership, association or other private organization or entity may not construct a private correctional facility in [STATE] unless authorized by the [Department of Corrections].

Banning Private Prisons:

An individual, corporation, partnership, association or other private organization or entity may not own a private correctional facility in [STATE].


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