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Webinar: The Problems with Private Prisons
September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MST
Private prisons are for-profit and condemned by The United Methodist Church and other major denominations. Find out what you can do to help stop the existence of private prisons in Arizona. This virtual information session will be on Facebook Live and Zoom on September 24 at 7:00 PM.
Leading the presentation are John Dacey and Robert Craig from Abolish Private Prisons. Paul Bullis and Billie Fidlin will serve as panelists asking the viewers questions from the registration form, Zoom chat, and Facebook.
Executive Director, Abolish Private Prisons
Worked for 12 years at legal aid and public interest firms where he handled class actions and other cases for the poor and people with disabilities in matters concerning poverty and disability programs, particularly Medicaid, and jail conditions. His work includes trials in state, federal, and tribal courts. John served as a state court judge pro tem and a federal court-appointed mediator to mediate inmate lawsuits over medical care and religious freedoms. For the last five years, John has been building a litigation challenge to the constitutionality of private for-profit prisons.
Associate Director, Abolish Private Prisons
Robert Craig graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2012. He clerked for Judge Andy Hurwitz on the Ninth Circuit for one year followed by a three-year clerkship with Judge James Soto of the District Court of Arizona. He volunteered with Abolish Private Prisons over the fall of 2017 and joined the team full-time in 2018.
Chair, Desert Southwest Conference Prison Reform Task Force
Paul is a retired attorney who has spent his career in public service. He began at Legal Aid and spent the rest of his career working for the State of Arizona and the federal government. Paul has long been active in social justice issues, including refugee/immigrant issues and prison reform.
Director of Justice & Outreach Ministries, Desert Southwest Conference
Billie is involved in a variety of justice and outreach ministries through the Desert Southwest Conference, government agencies, and other non-profit organizations that she chairs or founded.