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Tucson AZ Citizen.com: 130 Crowd Tucson Public Hearing on Prison Privatization

More than 130 people packed the Public Hearing at Pima Community College’s Downtown Campus last night for the first ever hearings on prison privatization in Arizona.

Exceeding all expectations for this event, the crowd listened intently throughout the two hour hearing.

 

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Discussion of restorative justice

Recorded Tuesday October 26, 2010, this forum look at the principles of restorative justice practice and heard from people in Philadelphia who are engaged in, and have lived through, the process.

The Standard AZ Newspaper: Hearings to begin regarding private prisons

Hearings will be held soon in Tucson and Kingman to gain public awareness of issues connected to private prisons.

The Kingman hearing will be held 6-8 p.m.

Arizona Public Media: Private Prisons: Risks and Benefits

Privately operated prisons are increasingly becoming the norm in Arizona, and now a series of public hearings are being held to gather information concerning this trend. Luis Carrión spoke with Caroline Isaacs of the American Friends Service Committee, the group coordinating the public hearings.

AMOS Issues Assembly

Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 3:00pm

The issues on the agenda are criminal justice (specifically juvenile justice), mental illness and substance abuse in Iowa, workforce development, and immigration.  More AMOS specific information on each of these topics can be found on the AMOS website, www.amosiowa.org.  Click on the AMOS Issues Assembly under the Upcoming Events section on the home page and it will take you to links to fact sheets on all four agenda issues.

Free Public Showing of Films about Crime, Healing, and Art

Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

With more and more prisons being built and more and more people being sent to prison—sometimes to solitary confinement—two films on  the life of prisoners and their families, crime victims, and life after release are particularly timely. Both will be screened on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Friends Center at 1501 Cherry St.

KGUN9 AZ: Public meeting set on Prison Privatization

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV)- A public meeting on Prison Privatization in Arizona will be held on Oct. 27 from 6-8 p.m.The meeting is sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee and Private Corrections Working Group.

The Fair Sentencing of Youth Conference

Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 1:00pm

SPONSORED BY THE IOWA COALITION 4 JUVENILE JUSTICE

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

JODY KENT 

DIRECTOR AND NATIONAL COORDINATOR OF THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE FAIR SENTENCING OF YOUTH. 

Judy works with advocates around the country to end the practice of sentencing Youth to ‘life without the possibility of parole’.

The conference will organize supporters about the issues of 

(1) disproportionate minority contract, 

Quoddy Tides: Bissonette named new chair of MITSC

Jamie Bissonette of Pembroke was appointed as the new chair of the Maine Indian Tribal State Commission (MITSC) at the commission's meeting on July 1. Bissonette, a Missisquoi Abenaki, coordinates the Healing Justice Program for the American Friends Service Committee in New England and staffs both the Sipayik Criminal Justice Commission for the Passamaquoddy Tribe and the Wabanaki Tribal Advisory Group to the Maine Department of Corrections.

Ch. 22: AZ immigration law has Americans divided

Arizona's controversial immigration law is partially in effect, but key elements of it have been put on hold by a judge. Those against the law, including AFSC's Jeff Napolitano, warn of its consequences.

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