Prison Privatization

The reality of for-profit prisons

While New Hampshire’s corrections department reviews proposals from private companies seeking to build and operate its prisons, the state’s residents are learning how prison privatization has played out elsewhere—namely, in Arizona.

NH Prison Watch, September 2012

Arnie Alpert moderated a TV interview with corrections worker Randy Hunneyman and Dr. Margaret Oot Hayes of Regis College about proposals to privatize New Hampshire prisons.

Arizona speaker reveals private prison fiasco

A Warning for New Hampshire

Don’t follow Arizona down the path of prison privatization, New Hampshire residents were warned last week by Caroline Isaacs, an activist and researcher from the American Friends Service Committee’s office in Tucson.

Speaking September 4 to 6 at public events in Concord, Keene, Nashua, and Lancaster, Isaacs described the actual cost and performance of eleven Arizona prisons owned and run by three corporations that have each submitted proposals to build and operate a major new prison facility in New Hampshire. 

Lancaster - Private Prisons, the Public's Problem, a talk by Caroline Isaacs

Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Caroline Isaacs

Caroline Isaacs

Caroline Isaacs

The 3 companies that run for-profit prisons in Arizona have all submitted bids to take over New Hampshire's prison system.  One of them has revealed it has its eyes on land in Lancaster and Northumberland as potential sites for a new prison. Caroline Isaacs, who directs the AFSC's Arizona Program in Tucson, has thoroughly investigated the performance of these 3 companies and found it lacking.  Her report, published in Feburary, revealed widespread and

Nashua - Private Prisons, the Public's Problem, a talk by Caroline Isaacs

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Caroline Isaacs

Caroline Isaacs

Caroline Isaac, AFSC's office in Tucson Arizona, program director.

The 3 companies that run for-profit prisons in Arizona have all submitted bids to take over New Hampshire's prison system.  Caroline Isaacs, who directs the AFSC's Arizona Program in Tucson, has thoroughly investigated their performance and found it lacking.  Her report, published in Feburary, revealed widespread and persistent problems in the areas of safety, accountability, and cost.  She will share her findings during a 3-day speaking tour in New Hampshire.   Spon

Concord - Private Prisons, the Public's Problem, a talk by Caroline Isaacs

Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 9:00am - 10:30am

Caroline Isaacs

Caroline Isaacs

Caroline Isaacs

The 3 companies that run for-profit prisons in Arizona have all submitted bids to take over New Hampshire's prison system.  Caroline Isaacs, who directs the AFSC's Arizona Program in Tucson, has thoroughly investigated their performance and found it lacking.  Her report, published in Feburary, revealed widespread and persistent problems in the areas of safety, accountability, and cost.  She will share her findings during a 3-day speaking tour in New Hampshire.&

Keene - Private Prisons, the Public's Problem, a talk by Caroline Isaacs

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Caroline Isaacs

Caroline Isaacs

Caroline Isaacs

The 3 companies that run for-profit prisons in Arizona have all submitted bids to take over New Hampshire's prison system.  Caroline Isaacs, who directs the AFSC's Arizona Program in Tucson, has thoroughly investigated their performance and found it lacking.  Her report, published in Feburary, revealed widespread and persistent problems in the areas of safety, accountability, and cost.  She will share her findings during a 3-day speaking tour in New Hampshire.&

Arizona’s Private Prisons The Public’s Problem

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 10:30am

PHOENIX  - A Quaker group will release an extensive report on the safety, quality, and cost of private prisons in Arizona. – including six prisons run by Corrections Corp. of America that do not contract with the state. The state is currently soliciting bids for construction and management of 2,000 new prison beds to private operators, a move that would cost state taxpayers millions of dollars each year, with little public safety return on the investment.

AFSC’s focus on exposing AZ prisons pressures officials

AFSC’s efforts to expose and improve prison conditions in Arizona are yielding results. The state’s Department of Corrections (DOC) has postponed its plan to contract for the building of 5,000 private, for-profit prison beds, and also has finally agreed to investigate serious charges of health care denial in its prisons.

NJ Advocates for Immigrant Detainees issued opinion piece denouncing Essex County detention contract.

(AFSC Immigrant Rights Program is a member of the NJ Advocates for Immigrant Detainees)

Essex County contract with ICE:  a flawed deal

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