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Fundraising Reception to Abolish Private Prisons

$150 Patriot Level Suggested Contribution
($150 a month x 12 or $1,800)

Your contribution is tax deductible

Abolish Private Prisons (APP) is an Arizona 501c3 nonprofit that is dedicated to criminal justice reform, particularly the abolition of incarceration-for-profit and the many negative consequences that arise out of the injection of profit motives into criminal justice.

The United States and the majority of state governments have created a justice system that promotes incarceration to drive profit. Our society has made it very profitable for huge corporations to incarcerate people, and the burden of this unholy dynamic falls most disproportionately on the poor and people of color. Private prison corporations command 20-year contracts in Arizona, for example, that guaranty payment for 90% occupancy, and they oppose reforms that would lead to leniency, decriminalization, and alternatives to incarceration.

Prisoners are calculated as growth commodities on corporate balance sheets. Shareholders are fiscally rewarded when private prison populations increase. These corporations thrive on recidivism. This practice, sponsored by government, is inherently flawed and filled with economic conflicts of interest that violate "life and liberty" guarantees in the Constitution of the United States. Incarceration-for-profit is the new slavery. It is time to abolish this practice throughout the United States.

Our mission is to abolish private for-profit prisons in the United States. We intend to challenge the constitutionality of prison privatization in federal court to make it the law of the land that incarceration for a profit is unconstitutional.

Please attend, please give, and please spread the word!

  • June 21, 2017 at 6:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Changing Hands Bookstore Phoenix
    300 W Camelback Rd
    Phoenix, AZ 85013
    United States
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  • Jane Dacey