The natural consequence of the opacity of the industry is a weak oversight structure. If the public cannot review information about the way a private prison operates, then that public is ill-equipped to challenge issues that arise within the prison. Which brings me to this quick link from The American Independent. The title pretty accurately sums up the main point; “Expanding Private Prison Industry Benefits From Weak Oversight Structure.” It’s a really well-written and detailed article that lays out the problem in better terms than I can. Enjoy!