Prison Privatization: Pros & Cons


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What is the average annual cost to care for an inmate in the U.S.?

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1. What is prison privatization?

2. Which of the following is a benefit of prison privatization?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge of prison privatization. Topics you'll need to know include the cost to care for an inmate and the number of private prisons housing inmates.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on aspects of privatizing prisons, including:

  • The definition of prison privatization
  • Pros and cons of private prisons
  • The number of private prisons

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on private prisons
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the benefits and drawbacks to privatizing prisons
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the number of inmates housed in private prisons and the associated costs

Additional Learning

To learn more about private prisons, review the accompanying lesson on Prison Privatization: Pros & Cons. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain what happened with private prisons in Arizona
  • Understand how prisons can add days to an inmates sentence
  • Identify how much the population of prisons has increased