Recidivism represents an investment opportunity rather than a societal ill to private prison corporations. This dynamic create perverse incentives that discourage rehabilitation, successful re-entry programs, education, and alternatives to incarceration. This is because every inmate body in a prison cell represents a unit of profit on corporate balance sheets.

Outside Info

A. Mukherjee – Impacts of Private Prisons on Recidivism
In The Public Interest – How Private Companies Increase Recidivism
A. Spivak and S. Sharp – Inmate Recidivism as a Measure of Private Prison Performance