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Private prisons are, in theory, a practical solution to a serious problem of overcrowding. The state has too many prisoners and not enough prisons. The public sector is unable or unwilling to build more. Private companies step in and earn revenue per prisoner to maintain and run the facilities. The system minimizes government waste while increasing the capacity of incarceration. Should states utilize private prison in an effort to save tax payer money? What is the benefits and Drawbacks?