Wade Writes on Schools and For-Profit Prisons

Dean Harold F. McNiece Professor of Law Cheryl L. Wade wrote “Schools, Prisons and Profit” on the Corporate Justice Blog in response to a recent NYT editorial.  Here’s an excerpt:

Will the incarcerated suffer so that shareholders can profit?  Will students’ education suffer so that shareholders can profit?  Can for-profit companies make money for shareholders and do what is best for students and prisoners?  Yesterday’s New York Times editorial calls for strengthening the connection between criminal justice systems and public schools.  When you add to this the likelihood of the involvement of for-profit prison companies like CCA in the lives of public schoolchildren, I am afraid that shareholders will win/profit at the expense of schoolchildren who are treated like criminals.  


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