Tag: Treatment Industrial Complex

AFSC Applauds US Department of Justice Decision to Reform Halfway Houses and Hold For-Profit Contractors Accountable

Tucson, AZ— Today, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a memo that acknowledges the need to “reform federal halfway houses.” Since the 1960’s, halfway houses (now called Residential Re-entry Centers- RRCs) have been used to facilitate a formerly incarcerated person’s transition back into the community. The decision […]

Be afraid, be very afraid…

Happy Halloween! The Treatment Industrial Complex (TIC) has a sneaky costume this year. The disguise itself looks like a humanitarian “alternative” to incarceration. Its goal is tricking taxpayers into believing it offers rehabilitation and second chances. But behind this mask of PR rebranding, the TIC is still out […]

AFSC-AZ Releases New Report on Privatization of Community Corrections and “Alternatives to Incarceration”

AFSC Arizona has released their newest publication, Community Cages: Profitizing Community Corrections and Alternatives to Detention, an in-depth analysis of the community corrections segment of the Treatment Industrial Complex. As states pursue sentencing reform efforts to reduce prison populations and the federal government continues to grapple with comprehensive […]

Emily Verdugo, AFSC Arizona Program Coordinator

Welcoming Emily Verdugo

AFSC Arizona is thrilled to announce Emily Verdugo has joined the Tucson team! An Arizona native, Emily grew up in Pinal County, the epicenter of prison privatization in Arizona. She first met AFSC staff when she spoke out against a proposed private prison in Coolidge, Arizona. Emily served […]

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 […]