October 28th and 29th 2011 at Market Square Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg
Seven inches of snow did not prevent forty two of the sixty registered to attend the First PA Conference Against Torture. Sixteen brave folk drove through sleet, snow, rain and fog over the mountains from Western PA at 6:00am on Saturday morning.
Arizona Department of Corrections, ASP- Kingman Security Assessment, August 4-6, 2010. Reviews security lapses that led to the escape of three prisoners. Reports that the alarm system “is not functioning properly, is not maintained properly, it is not monitored correctly, and it is not tested properly.” Also refers to the inexperience and lack of training of staff: “Finding staff with 2 or more years of service is rare.
From 2001 to 2003, AFSC wrote a series of papers looking at the prison system in the United States. These papers discuss the use of solitary confinement and other abuses suffered by inmates. Many of these abuses are greater now than they were then, maintaining much of the relevancy of these reports.
Public Hearings on Prison Privatization in Arizona
In the wake of the Kingman escapes and the private prison influence-buying scandal, many elected officials have called for legislative hearings, but none have been scheduled. Yet critical questions remain unanswered and state government has not acted to ensure the integrity of our prison system and the safety of our community.
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