Arizona

The Long Shadow of Gun Violence

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AFSC's New York based Youth and Community Violence Prevention Project Coordinator responds to the recent shootings in Arizona.

Responding to Violence against Those in Public Life

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization committed to overcoming violence in communities throughout the U.S. and around the world, is deeply saddened by the violence of January 8, 2011, in Tucson, Arizona, when an attempt to kill U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords brought death and injury to so many.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all victims of the shooting, as well as their families and friends who are now mourning the deceased and anxiously awaiting the recovery of the injured. As Friends say, we are holding them in the Light.

Responding to Violence against Those in Public Life

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization committed to overcoming violence in communities throughout the U.S. and around the world, is deeply saddened by the violence of January 8, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona, when an attempt to kill U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords brought death and injury to so many.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all victims of the shooting, as well as their families and friends who are now mourning the deceased and anxiously awaiting the recovery of the injured.   As Friends say, we are holding them in the Light.

Prison Privatization in Arizona

A briefing paper prepared by the American Friends Service Committee, Arizona Area Program on the private prisons in Arizona.  This paper highlights areas of concern including the health and safety of prison populations, the safety of the general public, escalating costs, and ethical violations and conflicts of interest among prison operators.

AFSC Arizona calls for ending private prisons

AFSC calls on Arizona to cancel private prison contracts, and investigate political influence of prison industry.

Arizona Public Media: Private Prisons: Risks and Benefits

Privately operated prisons are increasingly becoming the norm in Arizona. The state currently has eleven prisons operating under contract with for-profit corporations, but a recent escape by three inmates from the Kingman Prison Complex and the resulting murder of an elderly couple in New Mexico have raised questions about the role they play in Arizona.

The Standard AZ Newspaper: Hearings to begin regarding private prisons

Hearings will be held soon in Tucson and Kingman to gain public awareness of issues connected to private prisons.

The Kingman hearing will be held 6-8 p.m.

Arizona Public Media: Private Prisons: Risks and Benefits

Privately operated prisons are increasingly becoming the norm in Arizona, and now a series of public hearings are being held to gather information concerning this trend. Luis Carrión spoke with Caroline Isaacs of the American Friends Service Committee, the group coordinating the public hearings.

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