Matthew Makarios, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, published an article comparing the quality of public and private prisons in the Prison Journal. The article provides a national comparison of prisons operated by state, federal, and private agencies. The findings indicate similar levels of quality across many of the domains examined, although some key differences were found to exist. Private prisons experienced less crowding than either state or federal prisons. Conversely, federal prisons scored higher on measures of activity (work, treatment, education) than privately run institutions. The article was recently published online and it will appear in the September issue of the publication.