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Series: 5 on 45 Podcast
A security guard walks the hall of a prison

On the economics of private prisons

Ryan Nunn, fellow in Economic Studies and policy director for the Hamilton Project, analyzes the Trump administration’s reversal of the order which would discontinue federal contracting with private prisons and what this means for criminal justice reform going forward.

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Ryan Nunn

Assistant Vice President for Applied Research in Community Development - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

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