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South Africa Looks to Private Firms to Build Two Maximum-Security Jails

HeadlineMay 19, 1997

South Africa, grappling with a spiraling crime wave and overcrowded prisons, is inviting the private sector to build new jails. Tender documents asking companies to bid for the financing, design, construction and operation of four new prisons will be issued on May 21. The government is looking for private firms to build two maximum-security jails, each for 1,500 prisoners.

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