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Arizona’s Private Prisons The Public’s Problem

Arizona’s Private Prisons The Public’s Problem

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 3:30pm
Photo: Jeffrey Collins

PHOENIX  - A Quaker group will release an extensive report on the safety, quality, and cost of private prisons in Arizona. – including six prisons run by Corrections Corp. of America that do not contract with the state. The state is currently soliciting bids for construction and management of 2,000 new prison beds to private operators, a move that would cost state taxpayers millions of dollars each year, with little public safety return on the investment.

NOTE:  A telephonic press conference will be held at 11:30am Mountain/1:30pm Eastern, to register email cisaacs@afsc.org.

Contact Information: 

Caroline Isaacs
Program Director
520-256-4146 (cell)

 

Alexis Moore
Media Director
215-241-7060

Location

Arizona State Capitol lawn
1700 Washington Street
Phoenix , AZ
Resource
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.