What are we doing to reduce repeat reoffenders in Australia?
To get the discussion started here’s an idea:
If there are countries paying prison companies for number of prisoners held… then don’t. Its basic economics of perverse incentive.
Instead, pay prison system for the number of years that a prisoner doesn’t re-offend. This will be done in a logarithmic graph, up to the max that we are willing to pay to have the prisoner not re offend at a future date.
So now, instead of private prison being paid to hold prisoners, they are being paid to keep prisoners out of prison.