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Trump Administration Reversal on Private Prisons Signals Prioritization of Special Interests Over Public Safety

Contacts: Caroline Isaacs – 520.256.4146 (cell), cisaacs@afsc.org Emily Verdugo – 520. 251.1274 (cell), everdugo@afsc.org Trump Administration Reversal on Private Prisons Signals Prioritization of Special Interests Over Public Safety Sessions hints at return to mass incarceration Tucson, AZ— Yesterday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it will reverse […]

Prisoner Voices Matter

AFSC Arizona hosted a press conference on Monday December 1st, 2014 to announce the release of our newest report, Still Buried Alive: Arizona Prisoner Testimonies on Isolation in Maximum-Security (2014). This report is distinctive from other reports that we have released, in that it is predominantly filled with the words […]

DEAR DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS: It’s not about being in a single cell, it’s about never getting out of it

Following the release of AFSC’s new report on prisoner isolation in maximum-security prisons, Still Buried Alive: Arizona Prisoner Testimonies on Isolation in Maximum-Security (2014), ADC representative Doug Nick attempted to dismiss the claim that Arizona prisons use solitary confinement calling it archaic. The Phoenix NPR affiliate KJZZ quoted Nick as […]

PRESS ADVISORY – New Report Exposes How For-Profit Prison Corporations Co-Opt Prisoner Treatment and Rehabilitation for Monetary Gain

For Immediate Release Media Contacts: Caroline Isaacs, American Friends Service Committee | cisaacs@afsc.org | 520.256.4146 Eshe Cole, Grassroots Leadership | ecole@grassrootsleadership.org | 512.971.0487 Kathryn Hamoudah, Southern Center for Human Rights | khamoudah@schr.org | 404.688.1202 —– (Tucson, AZ; Austin, TX; Atlanta, GA) – American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Grassroots Leadership, and the Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) will […]