Arizona to transfer 2,706 prisoners from state-run prison to private facility

Arizona to transfer 2,706 prisoners from state-run prison to private facility

Arizona will transfer 2,706 prisoners from a state-run jail to a private facility in a

Arizona will transfer 2,706 prisoners from a state-run jail to a private facility in a shift which is expected to expense the state additional cash, though creating thousands and thousands of dollars in earnings for the personal prison business.

The Arizona Section of Corrections awarded a deal to non-public prison operator CoreCivic to house prisoners at the La Palma Correctional Center in Eloy. The prisoners will be moved from the point out prison in Florence, which is scheduled to near. 

In accordance to files posted to the state procurement portal, the Section of Corrections regarded bids on the contract from CoreCivic, and a different private operator, The GEO Group. Although the latter proposed a reduced rate to residence the prisoners, the point out mentioned it awarded the contract to CoreCivic due to the fact it could hold the prisoners in-condition, when The GEO Group proposed housing the prisoners at one of its services in Michigan.