*There is much discussion in the text about the privatization of correctional facilities. Use the EC Library’s Criminal Justice Research Guide to locate two articles which focus on the impact of prison privatization. Then, using your course materials and these additional resources, construct an argument on the effectiveness of prison privatization from a security standpoint as well as an economic standpoint.
*What factors would you use in determining if prison is in compliance with the Eighth Amendment regarding cruel and unusual punishment? Support your position with cited literature if available. Somewhat surprisingly, for all the ink spilled on private prisons over the last thirty years, we have precious little good information on what are surely some of the most important questions: when it comes to cost or quality, are private prisons better or worse than public prisons?