Arizona private prison contract awarded to Tenn. firm

From the article: “The state Department of Corrections on Friday evening awarded a multimillion-dollar private-prison contract to Corrections Corporation of America, which has employed lobbyists close to Gov Jan. Brewer in its effort to win the bid.”

Not everyone’s thrilled.

“‘If you place two of your lobbyists at the right and left hand of the governor of the state and she has the final say and oversight of the Department of Corrections, I would say that’s a pretty smart business strategy,” said Caroline Isaacs of the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker group and opponent of Arizona’s private-prison expansion.”

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