Category Archives: Criminal Justice

America Eats its Young: Arizona communities embrace use of private prison employees in drug raids at public schools

By Beau Hodai, November 27, 2012 An unsettling trend appears to be underway in Arizona: the use of private prison employees in law enforcement operations. The state has graced national headlines in recent years as the result of its cozy … Continue reading

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AFSC investigation: Arizona Department of Corrections, Legislature, knew private prisons bad deal for state– eliminated oversight anyway

July 24, 2012 By Caroline Isaacs, program director, American Friends Service Committee Tucson Documents recently obtained by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) show that the state of Arizona deliberately circumvented and ultimately repealed a state law requiring private for-profit … Continue reading

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Prison Legal News survey examines prison phone contracts, kickbacks

Nationwide PLN Survey Examines Prison Phone Contracts, Kickbacks by John E. Dannenberg Originally published in Prison Legal News, April, 2011: https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/23083_displayArticle.aspx Download PDF (contains PLN Associate Editor Alex Friedmann comment to FCC on ‘Wright Petition’). An exhaustive analysis of prison … Continue reading

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