Guest Column: DeConcini’s ties to CCA calls credibility of regents into question Has anyone ever heard of the Arizona Board of Regents? The Board of Regents is an undemocratically appointed group with the license to oversee all three state colleges in Arizona. This board makes decisions that affect us students every day, from tuition increases … Continue reading
On June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its ruling on the constitutionality of Arizona’s infamous SB 1070, leaving intact Section 2(b), which significantly expands police authority to check Arizonan’s papers. National civil rights groups have now asked a lower court to block Section 2(b) on Fourth Amendment and Equal Protection grounds, but the provision … Continue reading
On Tuesday, former Senator Dennis DeConcini will testify against SB1070 before the US Senate. But DeConcini is on the Board of Directors for Corrections Corporation of America, the nation’s largest private prison corporation, which manages immigrant detention centers across the US, including several here in Arizona. CCA and other private prison corporations stand to profit … Continue reading
Tell CCA that we stand behind immigrant families and against profiteering practices that separate them. Take action to urge former Senator Dennis DeConcini to resign from the Board of Directors of the Corrections Corporation of America and denounce the company! Sign the petition here.
A recent Tucson Weekly article discussed the Fuerza! campaign against CCA. The article includes commentary from Corazon de Tucson organizers struggling against CCA for a “bright future without this oppression hanging over our community.” Read the full article and learn more about our campaign!
In January, Corazón de Tucson released a report on the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), focusing in particular on the company’s actions and impact in the state of Arizona. The report reveals that CCA recklessly pursues profit while exacting an enormous toll on inmates, their families and the public as a whole. The report’s findings are … Continue reading