Answered By: Reference Staff
Last Updated: Oct 23, 2019     Views: 22

To locate information on private prisons as well as demographics, try the sources below. 

  • Library Catalog 
    • Search "prison privatization"  "private prisons" "for-profit prisons" (use quotes for a more focused search) for books.
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts
    • Search "private prisons" OR "for profit" prisons
  •  Statista
    • Search for "private prisons".
  • The Bureau of Justice Statistics
    •  The most authoritative source for this type of information.  

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