CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A woman who researched private prisons in Arizona is launching a New Hampshire speaking tour as the deadline nears for a report on whether the state should contract for private prisons.
Caroline Isaacs has researched and written extensively about Arizona's for-profit prisons as program director of that state's American Friends Service Committee - a Quaker organization.
Her visit is being sponsored by the New Hampshire chapter of the American Friends Service Committee.
A consulting firm is currently evaluating bids from four private companies to build and operate two new prisons in New Hampshire. Three of the four companies operate prisons in Arizona.
Isaacs will speak in Concord and in Keene on Tuesday; in Nashua Wednesday and in Concord and Lancaster on Thursday.
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