Eliminate private prisons and ensure the safety of incarcerated individuals
Private prisons commodify incarcerated people by perpetuating profit streams and the private prison pipeline. With little oversight, private corporations are able to cut costs and increase revenue at the expense of the safety of those folks who are incarcerated. As the nation faces a public health crisis, these facilities are not equipped to maintain social distancing practices and have failed to provide personal protective equipment for people who are currently incarcerated and the folks who work there. All facilities in Maricopa County must treat all of those who are detained with dignity and respect.