Brett C. Burkhardt

Brett C. Burkhardt is an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the School of Public Policy at Oregon State University. His research examines the exercise of coercive power by legal and quasi-legal authorities.
Under Trump, The Private Prison Industry Will Likely Grow Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Under Trump, The Private Prison Industry Will Likely Grow

Private prisons already hold more than 120,000 inmates – equivalent to 8 percent of all prisoners – for 29 states and the federal government.