Arizona Private Prison Report

BOP Private Performance Survey

A 2001 report by the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) on the growth and quality of private prisons.

Banking on Bondage

A 2011 report by the ACLU on the impact of the private prison industry on the problem of mass incarceration in America.

Arizona DOC FY 2010 Cost Comparison Report

ADC’s cost comparison study of the state’s public and private prisons for fiscal year 2010.

Arizona DOC FY 2009 Cost Comparison Report

ADC’s cost comparison study of the state’s public and private prisons for fiscal year 2009.

State of Arizona Resources

Supporting materials for the Private Prisons: the Public's Problem by and about the State of Arizona.

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

A quality assessment of Arizona’s Private Prisons

Arizona has enthusiastically embraced prison privatization, with 13% of the state prison population housed in private facilities (the 11th highest percentage in the nation). Motivated by a belief that private enterprise could build and manage prisons safely and at lower cost than the state, the legislature has mandated construction of thousands of private prison beds. Little was done over the years to test actual performance of private prisons or to determine their cost effectiveness.

The complete report is 105 pages.

California Inspector General Report

An inspection report by the California Inspector General of out-of-state facilities housing California prisoners, including facilities in Arizona.

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