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Recap: Profiteering on prisons [Google Hangout]

No matter how private companies profit on prisons, privatizing incarceration puts the pursuit of profits over the needs of taxpayers, prisoners, and prison employees. 

Lifetime lockdown: How isolation conditions impact prisoner reentry

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Lifetime Lockdown Report

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This report represents the first effort to directly link conditions in Arizona’s supermax prisons with the state’s high recidivism rate.

AFSC releases report on private prisons in Arizona

February 15, 2012 the American Friends Services Committee’s Arizona office released an extensive report reviewing the safety, quality, and cost of private prisons in Arizona – including six prisons operated by Corrections Corporation of America but not under contract with the state. The report reveals widespread and persistent problems in private facilities around safety, lack of accountability, and cost.

Private prisons: The public's problem, supporting materials

To support our claims and aid future research, AFSC is making as much of the supporting documentation for "Private prisons: The public's problem" available for download.

Private prisons: The public's problem

Arizona has enthusiastically embraced prison privatization, with 13 percent of the state prison population housed in private facilities. This report looks at the performance and cost of private prisons.

Arizona Lawsuit Media Coverage

Since AFSC filed for an injunction in Arizona to prevent the state from signing contracts for 5,000 additional for-profit prison beds before a legally mandated review is complete, media outlets throughout the state have run stories on the issue.

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