Abolish Private Prisons is a 501c(3) Arizona Non-Profit Corporation that was incorporated on June 10, 2015. The organization was founded by a group of lawyers, professors, and community advocates with a simple purpose – to end for profit private prisons in the United States.
We believe that the only way to truly end for-profit prisons in the United States is to challenge the constitutionality of private for-profit prisons in the courts. Other forms of advocacy are very important but they are not enough. We need the United States Supreme Court to declare it the law of the land that private prisons are unconstitutional and must be abolished. Our legal team and Executive Director collectively have # years of legal expertise and will provide the leadership necessary for this type of legal case.
While the legal team prepares for the upcoming case the rest of the organization is dedicated to raising awareness and educating the public about the negative impact that private for-profit prisons have on society.
This website is meant to be a resource for everyone to learn about the private for-profit prison industry and to open up opportunities for you to participate in the work of Abolish Private Prisons.