Prison Privatization – Latest Trend or Anachronism?
Mgr. Petr Martinovský

Privatization of security has been a significant phenomenon of the last decades. Private companies have entered the sphere traditionally reserved to the state. A number of private military firms and security agencies have emerged. The private sector has been gradually entering prison service. In some states there are purely private prisons, set up, administered and guarded by a profit-oriented company. This article deals with a current state of private prison system in the world and disscuss current trends in the area as well.
Keywords: privatization of security, prison reform, private prisons, prison system.