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The Economics of Prisons

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  • Kenneth Avio, 1998. "The Economics of Prisons," European Journal of Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 6(2), pages 143-175, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:ejlwec:v:6:y:1998:i:2:p:143-175
    DOI: 10.1023/A:1008093113870
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