Contractual Management of Custodial Services in the United Kingdom

Tim Wilson*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter reviews the contractual management of custodial facilities, including those created under PFI prison construction and management contracts, by UK Conservative governments from 1979 to 1992. It is concluded with a reference to the successor Labour government's continuation of this policy after the 1997 UK General Election. It is is written from the perspective of a senior civil servant responsible for the delivery of this policy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrivatizing Correctional Services
EditorsStephen T. Easton
Place of PublicationVancouver
PublisherThe Fraser Institute
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)088975182X
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1998
Externally publishedYes

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