Private Prisons

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Notice of Appeal

The Notice of Appeal transfers jurisdiction from the trial court (which dismissed our original suit) to the appeals court, and signals the clerk to transcribe all the recordings of court proceedings to transmit to the appeals court.

ADOC Report on Kingman Escapes

Internal  Arizona Department of Corrections investigation into the escapes from the Kingman private prison in 2010.

Arizona Department of Corrections Lawsuit Resources

Materials to help the reader understand AFSC's lawsuit against the Arizona Department of Corrections.

Arizona is bidding out for contracts to construct and manage 5,000 new private prison beds.  We have filed a legal complaint requesting an injunction to prevent the State of Arizona from awarding these contracts. 

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.

Testimony of Victoria Lopez, Immigrant Rights Advocate, ACLU-AZ

Prior to joining the ACLU, Victoria worked in private practice focusing on removal defense and detention matters. She was formerly an Equal Justice Works Fellow and Staff Attorney at the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project where she provided legal representation, pro se assistance and advocated for changes in the conditions of confinement for immigrant men and women detained in Florence and Eloy, Arizona. 

Testimonies against prison privatization in Arizona

Private, for-profit prisons are more expensive, less safe, and less accountable to taxpayers. Find out why.  

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