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Porridge for Profit Back to the Future The Origins of a National Prison Service

Porridge for Profit Back to the Future The Origins of a National Prison Service The first privatized penal establishment was commissioned in earlyApril 1992, The Wolds Remand Prison, Humberside. In April 1993 it isproposed to restructure HM Prison Service as a government agency, ratherthan a government department. These policies are not new. In fact it isa repeat of history, and the Prison Service will be established as adual system, as it was prior to the 1877 Prisons Act. Governmentaccountability and control may be removed from the Home Office. Aprivatized prison may be run in the name of its shareholders, and not inthe name of Her Majesty The Queen hence the title of thisarticle. Argues that privatization will not decrease overcrowding, butencourage it, along with potential corruption. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Public Sector Management Emerald Publishing

Porridge for Profit Back to the Future The Origins of a National Prison Service

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0951-3558
DOI
10.1108/09513559210012962
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Abstract

The first privatized penal establishment was commissioned in earlyApril 1992, The Wolds Remand Prison, Humberside. In April 1993 it isproposed to restructure HM Prison Service as a government agency, ratherthan a government department. These policies are not new. In fact it isa repeat of history, and the Prison Service will be established as adual system, as it was prior to the 1877 Prisons Act. Governmentaccountability and control may be removed from the Home Office. Aprivatized prison may be run in the name of its shareholders, and not inthe name of Her Majesty The Queen hence the title of thisarticle. Argues that privatization will not decrease overcrowding, butencourage it, along with potential corruption.

Journal

International Journal of Public Sector ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 1992

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