Who is the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition?

Our mission is to reverse the trend of mass incarceration in Colorado. We are a coalition of nearly 7,000 individual members and over 100 faith and community organizations who have united to stop perpetual prison expansion in Colorado through policy and sentence reform.

Our chief areas of interest include drug policy reform, women in prison, racial injustice, the impact of incarceration on children and families, the problems associated with re-entry and stopping the practice of using private prisons in our state.

If you would like to be involved please go to our website and become a member.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

CCA Officially Loses Arizona Prison Contract


Nashville-based Corrections Corporation of America (NYSE: CXW), the nation’s largest private prison operator, has officially lost a contract with the state of Arizona for its 752-bed Huerfano County Correctional Center in Colorado.
The contract expires in March, at which point the prison will be idled, according to a Corrections Corp. news release. Last week, the company announced that proposed state budget cuts in Arizona could threaten the contract and another for a 2,160-bed prison in Watonga, Okla. Together the contracts total $56.5 million in revenue for the company. Corrections Corp. has not received any updates on the Watonga facility.
In New York Stock Exchange Composite trading today, Corrections Corp. shares fell 24 cents to $19.39.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hope this is the beginning of the end of corporate prisons.