UPDATE March 31, 2014: SUCCESS! Thanks to the overwhelming outpouring of calls, emails, and support the $900,000 handout was taken out of the budget when the Arizona Senate met today. Thank you all for your help in making an important dent in the contracts awarded to private for-profit […]
For news related to the Arizona Department of Corrections, prisoner death notices, and press releases, a good first step is the ADC website itself. But as always, we recommend looking for alternate versions of the same news items. January 24: Inmate Allegedly Assaults Lewis Prison Employee, Sparks Lockdown, […]
February 20: My Night In Solitary, (NY Times) Colorado Springs – At 6:45 p.m. on Jan. 23, I was delivered to a Colorado state penitentiary, where I was issued an inmate uniform and a mesh bag with my toiletries and bedding… (more) February 25: Solitary Confinement Costs $78K and […]
As US Senate leaders met on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 to hear testimony on the grave costs of solitary confinement in US prisons, Arizona finds itself the only state in the country with plans to build new maximum-security prison beds. The construction of these 500 new max beds […]
AFSC Arizona Program Director, Caroline Isaacs, discusses the impacts of border enforcement expansion on private detention centers.