The essence of privatization of prisons
Prisons are some of the most essential elements of the society that have existed with humanity for centuries now. These correctional facilities have been collectively run and organized by the state government for various reasons. For some eminent reasons, these correctional facilities have played a major role in the ensuring of discipline and order in the society through the incarceration of the deviant members of the society. The thought of privatization of the state-run prisons is a new idea that has been necessitated by the fact that the institutions have been facing various significant challenges. Firstly, the state-run facilities have a major challenge especially to do with the fact that they have a significant quality control problem. Most prisons around the globe; even in the first world nations have an imminent challenge of the fact that the services that are provided therein are rather poor. Services and facilities such as the quality of foods, water and sanitation have particularly been established to be highly deplorable mainly due to the fact that the governing authorities have little financial allocation from the government to cater for the enhancement of their services.
In addition, most state services have been effectively marred by the fact that the government facilities are plagued by the challenge of poor management and leadership. The form of leadership absolved by the government upon these penitentiary services and systems has particularly allowed much corruption to penetrate and thus leading to a financial and management catastrophe where the leaders engage in corrupt deals such as allowing incarcerated individuals to be in possession of drugs and contraband goods in the prison. Lastly, the state run facilities have also been facing a logistics challenge as most of the facilities have no strategic management systems that seek to integrate the prisoners with the rest of the society. This has been attributed to the existing monotony that have been evident in the government where the existing systems of ruling have little chance of being challenged and actively engaged to produce dynamic results. It is therefore eminent that the incarceration facilities are in dire need of revolutionizing.
The most probable solution lies in the privatization of the facilities and handling them over to the private domain to manage. Such a move would be the best due the various reasons. Firstly, the private sector has a better capacity of managing the correctional facilities due to the fact that the private sector has a higher capacity of better management of resources in an accountable way. With the private sector running the entire management of the correctional faculties, it would be much easier for quality control and monitoring to be enhanced and ensured. Proper privatization would perhaps also enhance the need to commercialize the facilities and thus improve the face of the facilities even as they desire to attract more investors and prospectors.
In addition, the facilities being run by the private sector expose them to more radical ideas of changing the institutions for better. In addition, the private sector’s form of management would be essentially free from the monopoly type of management of the government that has seen the deterioration of the essence of the facilities. It would be much easier for the private sector to manage their affairs independently that under the stipulations of the government. This leaves the institutions under a better revolutionary management under the private sector than under the government.