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Abstract                                                                                                                                       3

Chapter 1: Introduction                                                                                                              5

Background                                                                                                                                 5

Research Problem                                                                                                                        5

Research Question                                                                                                                      6

Research Objectives                                                                                                                    6

Significance of the Topic                                                                                                            7

Chapter 2: Literature Review                                                                                                      8

Prisoner Movement                                                                                                                     8

Movement between Prison Cells                                                                                                 8

Cell to Prison Movements                                                                                                           8

Transfers within Prison System                                                                                                   9

Roles and Responsibilities                                                                                                          9

Performance Monitoring                                                                                                             9

Historical Context of Prison Movement                                                                                   13

Privatization of Prisoner Movement                                                                                         19

Treatment of Prisoners during Transportation                                                                          20

Chapter 3: Methodology                                                                                                           23

Research Design                                                                                                                        23

Research Philosophy                                                                                                                 23

Research Instrument                                                                                                                 24

Search Strategy                                                                                                                         24

Sources of Data and Data Collection Technique                                                                      24

Data Analysis                                                                                                                            25

Data Synthesis                                                                                                                          25

Limitations                                                                                                                                26

Conclusions                                                                                                                               27

Chapter 4: Discussion                                                                                                               30

Chapter 5: Conclusion                                                                                                               35

References                                                                                                                                 40




This paper initiates the study regarding privatization of the prisoner transport facilities and the effect they pose on privatization on prisoner movement across different regions. The study presented aimed to determine the impacts of prison privatization in the UK while bearing the privatization movement as an accounting entity. An outline of the prison privatization systems effects on transportation mechanism and the outcome of privatization of prisoner movement required in-depth investigation. During this research some imperative questions were catered to, pertaining to the impact of privatization on prisoner movement varying with regions, the patterns in prison privatization of the UK, and the influence of privatization in prisoner drive of the UK, along with appropriately formed recommendations to UKs policy makers. Prisoner transport refers to the transfer of prisoners and is vital to the entirety of prison systems. The prisoners require functions of movement between facilities to increase prison capacity, enable court, accommodate risk profile alterations, participate in welfare and health programs, or for medical assistance. A number of results demonstrate that few private detainment facilities extensively outflank penitentiaries of traditional open introduction regarding reasonableness levels, frames of mind of staff individuals, humankind and regard towards detainees. With the examination of the verifiable setting of detainee transportation in the British majestic world amid the time after the foundation of the primary British convict province in New South Wales, and the underlying EIC convict society in Penang, it is trying to unwind the job of detainee transportation from its capacity as a strategy for work supply, changeless settlement and pilgrim government introduction . What’s more, as in a similar span, two private penitentiaries had continued open guidelines; by 2004 UK delineated roughly 8% of its jail criminals in offices of private introduction and was underdog to the United States in the measure of private detainment facilities. With an all-out jail populace of 83,430 in the UK how have privately owned businesses figured out how to effectively transport these numerous detainees and what precautionary measures have they took to ensure this has been done in the most secure manner workable for both the organization and the detainee. Detainee escort and guardianship administrations oversees dealing with the agreements that are granted to privately owned businesses for escorting detainees to and from assigned courts and police headquarters after charge and from penitentiaries to court just as the exchange of detainees from various jail foundations. To have good knowledge regarding health care development  in regard to on time development of patients who are suffering from mental issues, it is imperative to know about the history of advanced and tertiary care methods taking into consideration the Pacific region along with the measurement of technology and cultivation of research tendencies. The methodology brought about in the dissertation follows a qualitative manner and highlights the most appropriate information on the research design, approach, methods of data collection, philosophical approaches, and analytical considerations.






















Chapter 1: Introduction


Privatization has been one of the most important and substantial political movements of the past 30 years. Since the 1980s, there has been a significant amount of international focus on imposing the presumed ‘market discipline’ on an extensive nature of services previously considered as pragmatic collective products, involving electricity, water, healthcare, military, and even the transportation (Becker, 1967). Nonetheless, the process did not occur on a transient pace; the proceedings were unevenly distributed in both space and time, contrasting from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, from one regulatory domain to another, and from one decade to the next one.

Prison privatization in the UK has been termed as ‘the corrective experiment of the century’ by multiple theorists and researchers. Like other fields, while carrying out an important experiment, the results can be astounding and may be variable from the original expectations. In some cases, these astounding results can be more vital or meaningful than the ones originally anticipated (Carrabine, 2004). It is therefore important to discuss the possible results and deductions from the prison privatization procedure. Although several protagonists of the privatization process supported effectiveness and cost discussions essentially, primary conclusions represent that prisoner-staff associations may be a critical factor differentiating prisons under private and public regulations in the UK (Coyle, 2003). In the primitive months of the trial, a highlighting number of outcomes indicate that several (though not all) private prisons considerably outperform prisons of conventional public orientation in terms of fairness levels, attitudes of staff members, humanity and respect towards prisoners.

These findings are in correlation with the statistical developments and informative reports (Christie, 1993). However, the literary comprehensions are not clear on how wide-ranging this prospect is, or whether the impacts are long term (Crawley, 2004). Fewer sociological and systematic assessments of privatized prisons have been carried out. It is hypothesized that it is not a phenomenon which can be implemented universally. This dissertation is concerned with the positive and negative impacts of the prison privatization in the UK; the transformation is undertaken as an ‘accounting entity’ for the discussions and analysis.


Research Problem

It is evaluated that internationally, there are 184 privately functioning correctional facilities, which comprise approximately 132,346 prisoners (Friedmann, 2003). Within the United States, an amount of 158 private correctional facilities are functioning in 30 different states, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico (DiIulio, 1991). Other 26 private associations operate in 3 additional regions, with United Kingdom (10) and Australia (12) being on top of the list. The revenue total designated to private jails and prison facilities are measured at $1 billion (Gamble, 1994). The overall functionalities such as transportation and revenue management have been altered in a significant manner.

Despite the fact that the growth in the number of privatized correctional facilities has been rapid, the representation is only a small share of the overall prison facilities market. The movement of prisoners and associated individuals for the same reason is collectively immense (Hallett, 2006). The study is intended to outline how privatization of prison system in different contemporary regions has supported or negated the transportation mechanisms given the past imbalances and injustices mediated during historical actions of combining punishment and capitalism (Harding, 1997). The dissertation is going to outline whether or not the privatization of prisoner movement has been a positive or a negative change (Harding, 2001). It is also critical to mention that, given the consequential history, what possibilities are there for the contemporary procedures to not only emerge but evolve into regulating a multinational incarceration industry.

Research Question

Within the contextual explanation, privatization of prisoners refers to a process by which a particular region transfers the responsibility for the management or setup of corrections operations to a profit-oriented private contractor.

Following is the research question which is going to follow the derivation of theoretical and statistical information.

Research Objectives

The objectives of this research are:

  • To determine the impact of privatization on prisoner movement across different regions.
  • To specify the uneven pattern in the prison privatization of the UK due to the fact that the legal and penal proceedings are essentially viable.
  • To explain the extent to which privatization has influenced the prisoner drive of the UK and to analyse whether the outcomes have been positive or negative.
  • To provide relevant recommendations to the policy makers of the UK.


Significance of the Topic

Mediating a correctional facility on consistent basis is considerably different from running a conventional government authority (McLean and A. Liebling, 2008). The retaliatory, moral, physical, and restorative psychological prospects of legislating community community-outlined punishment on human prisoners make managing the prisons and its associated paradigms difficult, challenging and extremely delicate. In doing so, having a prioritized profitable structure is apparently impossible to achieve. Taking into consideration present times, approximately 193,000 prisoners are currently confined in private facilities, both federal and state (McLean, 2009). This amount, however, does not consider several additional offenders who are designated with the serving time of privatized punishment, including private probation, private jails, post-release monitoring and individual rehabilitation houses, along with the subcontracting of substantial services such as healthcare, transport, food and telephony (Logan, 1990).  About 8% of all the prisoners are kept in private facilities, and the amount is expected to grow, as the profitability structure and notions are. According to the statistics, total revenues for private facilities are more than $3.3 billion every year, and private prison officials of the leading companies bring in considerable compensation amounts; in some conditions summing up to millions of dollars.

Transportation is one of the essential components of private prison system due to the fact that the inmates must be moved in a constant manner. As an outcome of privatization, the process is contracted out to individual companies that are often unprofessional and incapable of carrying out diligent functions (Moyle, 1995). Often, the safety and security of prisoners is compromised for the sake of earnings and revenue generation. Although inmates are transported for a multitude of reasons, including medical visits, court appearances, bail bond remands, Interstate Compact transfers and extraditions, suitable rights should be provided for viable transportation measures (Parenti, 2003). An estimation of the total number of prisoners transferred yearly is difficult to attain, but facilities such as G4S transport nearly 300,000 prisoners every year, and the functionalities are quite costly. The topic is meaningful enough to find out the positive or negative impacts of privatization on different operational and theoretical considerations of this transportation system…….