THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT! Public Forum on Prison Privatization in Arizona: Risks and Benefitsby cell-out-arizona on Oct. 25, 2010, under AFSC, Arizona, election, private prison, Privatization, Public Hearings
Well the elections are drawing ever closer and with them comes the pain of corners littered with candidate signs, mailboxes filled with hateful propaganda, and commercials that all look the same never stop and bring about emotions of laughter and anger all at once all rising to a fever pitch of political farse. With all this agonizing noise being thrown at us and only a whimper of a response available come election day, the American Friends Service Committee and Private Corrections Working Group are providing a well needed opportunity to actually interact with the very important issue of prison privatization in Arizona.
Public Forum on Prison Privatization in Arizona: Risks and Benefits
Wednesday, 10/27/10 from 6-8pm at Pima Community College Downtown Campus in the Amethyst Room
With the state budget more dismal than ever and important educational and social service funding being slashed the state prison budget remains ever bloated to support the exploded prison population of Arizona. Spending more money on prisons is not the answer no matter how you slice that pie. Even if private prison companies claims that their services are cheaper and more efficient than state run systems were true (which history proves they are not), it would still be MORE MONEY on prisons that we don’t have. So come out on Wednesday evening and hear some different perspectives on prison privatization in Arizona, or come prepared to give testimony or ask questions. This Public Hearing is open to all.