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Forum Post: Corbett's new prison reform: Tying contractors' profits to public safety

Posted 11 years ago on March 28, 2013, 5:34 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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The state is scrapping all contracts with the private companies that run 38 community corrections centers - better known as half-way houses - requiring them to rebid and making the new contracts performance-based.

Under the new contracts, if the recidivism rate for inmates passing through the center decline, the contractor will be paid a higher rate.

Profit will now be tied to public safety.

At the same time, the Department of Corrections has changed the way it calculates recidivism, including for the first time ever arrest data from the Pennsylvania State Police.

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And this is going to be very interesting to watch.



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