Friday, July 10, 2009

Democrats and Corrections Officers to Rally Against Prison Privatization

NEWS RELEASE
Arizona State Senate
1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007
Sen. Manny Alvarez (D-25)
Senate Democratic Caucus

STATE CAPITOL, Phoenix – Senate Democrats and the Arizona Correctional Peace Officers Association will hold a press conference and rally against a budget proposal to privatize prisons.

WHEN: Monday, July 13, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. (press conference begins)
WHERE: Arizona State Capitol Senate Lawn,

1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, Ariz.

The criminal justice trailer bill to the Fiscal Year 2010 budget (HB 2647) included a provision to require the Arizona Department of Administration to send out a request for information in order to privatize some of Arizona’s state prisons. The bill was recently vetoed by the Governor along with several other budget measures.

The Senate will resume floor session on Monday at 1 p.m. after allowing time for the four caucuses to meet this week concerning the Fiscal Year 2010 budget of which much is still left unresolved.

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