Release facility does not appear to be related to recidivism hazard
Greater proportionate time spent in private facilities was modestly (but
significantly) associated with greater recidivism hazard in each
category that grouped by proportion of time spent (models B1 through
The same result as above was observed for proportionate time spent in
private facilities as a dependent variable, using all inmates.
Using just inmates who spent time in either private or public medium
security, greater time spent in public facilities was associated with
lower recidivism hazard.Proportionate time spent private facilities was not significant.
This study supports Bales et al. (2005) in the conclusion that private
prisons do not exhibit superior performance, as measured by recidivism.