Ep. 49 Prison as a Business Venture? Prison Privatization with Andrea Montes

The Criminology Academy

Jul 11 2022 • 1 hr 1 min


Private prisons are a hot topic. They get jimmies riled up about ethical concerns. Are they really all that bad though? Are they better than public prisons? To find out, we spoke with Andrea Montes. Andrea is a professor at Arizona State University's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. We talk to her about the history of privatization and other areas in corrections that are privatized.

Andrea has been published in journals such as Criminal Justice and Behavior, Criminology and Public Policy, and Crime and Delinquency. You can find Andrea on Twitter @_andreanmontes.