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Arizona Daily Wildcat: DeConcini’s ties to CCA calls credibility of regents into question

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

Fuerza!: The Fight Against SB 1070 and the Prison Industry in Arizona

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

Op-Ed: DeConcini Should Resign from CCA Board

The University of Arizona Daily Wildcat published a student-authored op-ed yesterday calling on University of Arizona Regent Dennis DeConcini to resign his post on the CCA Board of Directors. As the authors note, “CCA is an unrepentant profiteer, operating at the expense of prisoners, their families, local communities and the public” and as a CCA shareholder … Continue reading

Read Corazón’s Report Exposing CCA

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