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État de droit, État gestionnaire : Retour sur la "privatisation" des prisons françaises

Abstract : This article relates the controversy over the process of prison privatization in France during the mid-1980s. It recalls the origins of the project, then focuses on the parliamentary battle which it gave birth to. The initial ambition of a total privatization became narrower and gave way to a seemingly superficial transfer, related to an indefinite expansion of the prison system capacity. This process can be seen as a key event in the extension of an economic style of reasoning in the criminal justice system. Furthermore, this trial involved not only a legal redefinition, but the actualization of a political rationale sealing the alliance between rule of law and managerialism.
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Grégory Salle. État de droit, État gestionnaire : Retour sur la "privatisation" des prisons françaises. Champ Pénal, Champ pénal, 2006, vol. III (vol. III), ⟨10.4000/champpenal.601⟩. ⟨halshs-00248421⟩



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