Category: Press Release

PRESS RELEASE – AFSC Report Highlights Prisoner Experiences in Maximum-Security Prison as ADC is Set to Open New 500 Bed Facility

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Matthew Lowen, American Friends Service Committee, Arizona, 520.869.6392 (cell) On Monday, December 1, 2014 at 11am, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), will hold a press conference in front of the Arizona State Capitol to announce the release a new report highlighting the […]

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 | | 520.256.4146 Eshe Cole, Grassroots Leadership | | 512.971.0487 Kathryn Hamoudah, Southern Center for Human Rights | | 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 […]

PRESS RELEASE: Arizona Lawmaker Behind $900,000 Giveaway in Taxpayer Funds to Private Prison Company Received Campaign Donations from Same Firm

American Friends Service Committee and Human Rights Defense Center For Immediate Release  PHOENIX, AZ – Last Friday, the Arizona Republic reported that House Appropriations Chairman John Kavanagh had inserted $900,000 in additional funding into the House state budget for the GEO Group, the nation’s second-largest for-profit prison company. Rep. […]