Corrections Corporation of America

Sep 4, 2012

Arizona awards private prison contract to CCA

A contract for 1,000 new private prison beds has been awarded to Nashville, Tenn.-based Corrections Corp. of America by the Arizona Department of Corrections.

Feb 16, 2012

Report slams Arizona private prisons

A citizen oversight committee says privately-run prisons in Arizona are not cost-effective and are more difficult to monitor than state prisons.

Oct 14, 2011

Hearing set on suit over Arizona prison contracts

A court hearing is scheduled Friday on a request to block Arizona's planned award of contracts for 5,000 additional private prison beds authorized under a 2009 state law.

Sep 16, 2011

Business groups line up against proposed Goodyear private prison

Building a private prison in Goodyear would torpedo that city’s economic development prospects and one business has already balked at moving there if it happens, business groups opposed to the prison say.

Sep 14, 2011

Judge refuses to immediately halt private prison bidding process

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge refused today to immediately put a stop to the bidding process for private prisons to house 5,000 inmates.

Sep 12, 2011

Suit seeks to block more private prison beds

A lawsuit filed in an Arizona court cites security concerns as it seeks to prevent the state from issuing contracts for 5,000 additional private prison beds.

Sep 9, 2011

Quakers threaten lawsuit over private prisons

A Quaker organization and a West Valley advocacy group are making last-minute efforts to stop the state from building private prisons.

Sep 6, 2011

Cost-benefit study of prisons late, but state going ahead with 5,000 more private beds 

The Department of Corrections has long been out of compliance with a law requiring the director to complete a cost-benefit analysis comparing private and state-run prisons every two years. 

DOC Director Charles Ryan, who took over the job in January 2009, said he started working on his analysis a few months ago. 

But House Minority Leader Chad Campbell insists that’s not [...]

Nov 8, 2010

You heard wrong: Pearce says ‘no deal’ on immigration

In an interview with Channel 12's Brahm Resnik that will air on the station's "Sunday Square Off" program, Pearce says he didn't secure the votes needed to become president by agreeing to a moratorium on immigration legislation.

Nov 2, 2010

Pearce’s ‘anchor baby’ proposal weighing down his run for Senate President

Russell Pearce might have hurt his chances for Senate president when he held a press conference Oct. 19 expressing his desire to pursue legislation aimed at challenging the longstanding Constitutional interpretation that children who are born in the U.S. are American citizens, regardless of their parents’ legal status.

Jun 18, 2009

Privatization proposal for maximum security prisons raises concerns

Arizona is no stranger to prison privatization, but the stakes are higher now that lawmakers have proposed turning over maximum security facilities, including the state’s death row, to private prison companies.