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Assistant Professor’s Research on Private Prisons Featured in The Capital Times

by Rob Kelly Wednesday, June 17, 2015
 Anita Mukherjee assistant professor actuarial science, risk assessment, and insurance Wisconsin School of Business University of Wisconsin-Madison

Anita Mukherjee, Assistant Professor of Actuarial Science, Risk Management, and Insurance

Anita Mukherjee, assistant professor of actuarial science, risk management, and insurance at the Wisconsin School of Business, was featured in a recent Capital Times article about her research on private prisons.

The article “UW Study Finds that Inmates Have Longer Stays in Private Prisons” cites Mukherjee’s research that found that inmates in private prisons serve more time than inmates in public prisons and are just as likely to commit crimes after being released.

The study found that the longer prisons stays at private prisons are the result of more frequently applied sanctions.

"States may want to consider increased monitoring to prevent excessive violations to keep costs in line or having contracts that don't just reward operators for filling beds but require them to produce outcomes such as reduced rates of recidivism," Mukherjee says.

Read the full article on The Capital Times website.