jails should be more widely known as schools
some correctional facilities are becoming a business or already are a business, the future of these businesses depends on more people to commit crimes.
the idea here is to give incentives for correctional facility businesses to fully rehabilitate people into society by means of ensuring they don't re-offend.
one incentive in western society is money.
while giving money to one of these businesses from the tax-payer for each individual that doesn't re-offend may seem like a good idea, there are many problems with this idea. one of the problems with giving individualised incentives is that the future of the business would still depend on repeat or new offenders.
however, if the tax-payer were to give incentives to a correctional facility business based on how successful it was based on statistics, eventually the rehabilitation facility would effectively be a school.
this idea was inspired by a conversation i had with Colleen Steen.
EDIT: the main premise of the thread was intended to be an effective realistic way to utilise the commercialisation of prisons, and in the process improve society, but perhaps i didn't word the topic's title very well.
instead, i have changed the topic title to better suit the conversation, just as Salim Solaiman suggested.