Locked up: Public outcry has forced some facilities to close, damaging revenue

In light of strong demand for private facilities and services, the Correctional Facilities industry will experience continual growth over the next five years. As federal and state governments looked for low cost ways to house inmates and solve the overcrowding problem, they have increasingly turned to industry operators. In the coming years, governments will increasingly look to privatize facilities and services for cost-effective alternatives to publicly operated correctional facilities. However, there is much industry scrutiny and, if that continues, the industry could face hard times...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Governments will move inmates to privatized facilities to stretch budgets, spurring demand
  • Private prison operators have benefited from state governments’ restricted budgets
  • The crime rate is projected to decrease over the five years to 2021
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The historic overcrowding of the US Prison system coupled with tight state and federal budgets promoted substantial industry growth over the past decade; however, growth slowed in recent years. As tax receipts increase in line with the improving economy, the government pursues more progressive sentencing laws and public opposition to privately run prisons increases, industry growth will be harder to achieve. Similarly, with the Department of Justice recently announcing that it will substantially curbed its use of privately run prisons with the ultimate intention of eliminating its reliance on the industry altogether, the long-term prospects of the industry remain seriously in doubt. This suggests that the industry is overall in the mature phase of its lifecycle...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Correctional Facilities Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Correctional Facilities Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Carrying out all necessary maintenance to keep facilities in good condition
  • Provision of appropriate facilities
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Incarceration rate and Government consumption and investment in the Correctional Facilities industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Correctional Facilities Industry?

    The Correctional Facilities industry consists of operators that own or manage correctional facilities and halfway houses. Services provided by industry enterprises include private janitorial, maintenance, trash disposal, guard and security, mail routing reception, laundry and other services that support operations within correctional facilities. The industry does not include facility support services for other types of establishments, such as military bases or other government facilities.

    Industry Products
  • Community Correctional Facilities
  • Minimum security
  • Medium security
  • Maximum security
  • Industry Activities
  • Ownership and/or management of community correctional facilities
  • Ownership and/or management of prisons
  • Ownership and/or management of juvenile detention centers
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Incarceration rate
  • Government consumption and investment
  • Crime rate
  • Outsourcing for the Correctional Facilities industry

  • Current Performance
  • Outsourcing to solve overcrowding
  • Consolidation and profit growth
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Less crime, fewer incarcerations
  • Still bloated
  • Falling profit
  • Establishment and employee growth
  • Public image and risk
  • Table: Correctional Facilities Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Correctional Facilities Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Justice, Public Order and Safety Activities

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Dentists
  • Educational Services
  • Food Service Contractors
  • Job Training & Career Counseling
  • Municipal Building Construction
  • Primary Care Doctors
  • Psychologists, Social Workers & Marriage Counselors
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts

  • Products & Services
  • Medium security
  • Community Correctional Facilities
  • Minimum security
  • Maximum security
  • Chart: Correctional Facilities Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • State and Local Governments
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • US Marshals Service
  • Bureau of Prisons
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Correctional Facilities Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Correctional Facilities

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Correctional Facilities Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Corrections Corporation of America The GEO Group Inc.
  • Table: Corrections Corporation of America - financial performance
  • Table: The GEO Group Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Correctional Facilities Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Correctional Facilities Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Incarceration rate (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Correctional Supervision
  • Monitoring of people on probation, parolees, prisoners and people in jail.
  • Jail
  • A local facility where a person is physically confined while awaiting trial, sentencing or transfer, or while serving a sentence of less than one year.
  • Parole
  • Court-ordered community supervision of a convicted offender following a period of incarceration.
  • Prison
  • A state or federal facility where a person is physically confined and usually deprived of personal freedoms while serving a sentence of one or more years.
  • Probation
  • Court-ordered community supervision of a convicted offender, often in lieu of or after incarceration.
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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
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