Recently, the privatization of correctional institutions has been a topic of intense interest both in Tennessee and other parts of the Nation. In the hope that we might learn from the past, we undertook to examine Tennessee's convict leasing practices of the nineteenth century. This Article summarizes that research and provides a narrative and analysis of the recent events regarding privatization of correctional institutions in Tennessee.
W.J. Michael Cody and Andy D. Bennett,
The Privatization of Correctional Institutions: The Tennessee Experience,
40 Vanderbilt Law Review
Available at: https://scholarship.law.vanderbilt.edu/vlr/vol40/iss4/9