Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mounting Opposition

Grassroots organizations in Arizona are beginning to make their presence felt in opposition to the state's RFP (Request for Proposals) for 5,000 new private prison beds. Arizona has had a long and tumultuous relationship with the industry, culminating in last year's multiple escape from a private prison in Kingman and the state's cancellation of its previous RFP in order to revise the oversight restrictions.

The American Friends' Service Committee is holding a press conference next Tuesday, February 15 at 11:00am to discuss the RFP and express their opposition. I strongly encourage all my Arizona readers to come out and show your support for AFSC.

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