Activists Urge Arizona Governor To Cancel Private Prison Expansion

July 20, 2015
KJZZ 91.5

“What works is getting to the root causes of crime," Isaacs said "You can’t punish your way out of addiction. You can’t punish your way out mental illness. You can’t punish your way out of poverty.”

Other states such as Texas have began to reduce their prison population. Bob Libal, director of the justice advocacy group Grassroots Leadership, points to Texas closing two privately operated prisons in 2013.