Are nonprofit prisons an alternative?: Some experiences in the Netherlands

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Abstract

Outsourcing of detention is complex due to quality risks from incomplete contracts, the public responsibility for sentencing and execution, and related social opinions. In the Netherlands, prison services are extensively outsourced-particularly for juvenile detention and internal forensic psychiatric care-to nonprofit organizations. In the Dutch experience, we have not found differences between public and nonprofit execution with respect to the type of contract, costs, performance indicators such as escapes and violence against personnel. The Dutch experience shows that outsourcing to nonprofit organizations can be an alternative to outsourcing to private entrepreneurs.

LanguageEnglish
Article number6
Pages529-537
Number of pages9
JournalNonprofit Management and Leadership
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StateE-pub ahead of print - 26 Feb 2018

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Prison
Outsourcing
Nonprofit organization
The Netherlands
Responsibility
Outsourcing of IS
Incomplete contracts
Entrepreneurs
Personnel
Costs
Performance indicators

Keywords

  • Contracting out
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Prison services

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