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Revisiting the Impact of Prison Building on Job Growth: Education, Incarceration, and County-Level Employment, 1976-2004

By Gregory Hooks, Clayton Mosher, Shaun Genter, Thomas Rotolo and Linda Lobao


It is widely believed that prison construction offers significant economic benefits to local areas. We review the popular and scholarly literature and provide a quantitative analysis of claims. Copyright (c) 2010 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

DOI identifier: 10.1111/j.1540-6237.2010.00690.x
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