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Audit on Arizona Department of Corrections Oversight of Security Operations

A 2011 performance audit of the Arizona Department of Corrections that explores the issue of oversight of the state’s private prisons.

ADOC Data 2011

A 2011 report from the Department of Corrections on such issues as prison populations, staffing levels, and assaults.

ADOC Response to PRR

The Arizona Department of Corrections response to AFSC’s public records request regarding private prisons in Arizona.

Arizona prison report

Detailing the safety, quality, and cost of private prisons in Arizona, this is the first-ever systematic study of all for-profit prisons operating in the state. Released in February 2012, this report reveals widespread and persistent problems in private facilities around safety, lack of accountability, and cost.

2010 Auditor General's Report on ADOC

A 2010 performance audit of the Arizona Department of Corrections  that explores various options available to address prison overcrowding and budget issues.

Injunction Ruling: October 27, 2011

On October 27, 2011, Judge Arthur T. Anderson ruled in favor of the State of Arizona, and denied AFSC's request the no new private prison contracts be signed before the completion of the required evaluation of the existing system.

AFSC Asks Judge for Temporary Restraining Order to Halt Private Prison Contracts

Injunction Filed, Group Asks Judge for Temporary Restraining Order to Halt Private Prison Contracts

Caroline Isaacs Arizona Lawsuit Statement

My name is Caroline Isaacs and I am the program director for the Arizona program of the American Friends Service Committee, an international social justice organization grounded in the Quaker faith.  Our Arizona program focuses on criminal justice reform, and in this capacity, we have been monitoring the growth of for-profit prisons in Arizona over the last 15 years.  It is in this capacity that I represent AFSC as a plaintiff in this suit.

AFSC Sues to Block More Private Prison Beds in Arizona

Seeking to prevent Arizona from issuing contracts for 5,000 additional private prison beds, the American Friends Service Committee has filed an injunction and temporary restraining order in Maricopa County Superior Court, citing a 2010 escape with a violent aftermath, prison riots and other security concerns.

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