Resign from the board of the Corrections Corporation of America
  • Petitioned Dennis DeConcini

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Dennis DeConcini

Resign from the board of the Corrections Corporation of America

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      Fuerza Tucson

Former Arizona Senator and Tucson resident Dennis DeConcini is on the Board of Directors for the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). CCA is the nation’s largest for-profit prison corporation, holding approximately 80,000 state and federal inmates in 66 facilities around the country.  

As a publicly-owned corporation traded on the NYSE, CCA’s sole purpose is to make profits for its stockholders through increased incarceration. Indeed, retired Senator DeConcini is a shareholder who shares in the earnings generated by CCA. 

What is most beneficial to CCA are more contracts, which means more people behind bars

Senator DeConcini has worked for many years in public office and continues to hold leadership positions impacting public life in Arizona as a member of the Board of Regents.  His support of an industry that profits from depriving human beings of their liberty stands in sharp contrast to his public statements as a champion of the underserved. As a CCA shareholder, he is personally benefitting from policies driven by racism and corporate greed.

Dennis DeConcini publicly stated that he opposed 1070, however, through his service on the board of CCA, he directly profits from the incarceration of undocumented families. If Dennis DeConcini truly opposes the separation of families, he should resign from his position of the CCA board.

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    • Scott Nicol WESLACO, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      It is disgusting to see human misery and the destruction of families solely in terms of profit. No one who can so dehumanize so many should be involved in the education of the next generation.

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    • Bill Snodgrass BULLHEAD CITY, AZ
      • over 1 year ago

      Making a profit from the federal government for holding humans who have not committed a crime is inhumane.

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    • roma thomas SUNCITYWEST, AZ
      • over 1 year ago

      DeConcini contradicts himself! You can't be for educational values and then serve CCA--a inhumane, for profit business, with NO educational values.

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    • Edwin De Jesus, Sr. TUCSON, AZ
      • over 1 year ago

      I've voted for this man in the past, when he was in Arizona politics. It's disgraceful for him to be associated with CCA. We don't need more prisons in Arizona, we need less. The money being used to enrich DeConcini and CCA should be going to fully fund education in our state. Shame on him and Governor Janice K. Brewer (The Wicked Witch of the West).

      Somos Quien Somos

      Tucson, Arizona

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    • Jean Richards GREENFIELD, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Invest in humanity, not human misery.

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