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Arizona Considers Expanding Prison Privatization

| November 30, 2010

Private prisons are a controversial topic in Arizona ever since the July escape of three violent offenders from a private prison near the city of Kingman.  The controversy, however, has not stopped a state commission from suggesting that more private prisons — not less — might be the answer to the state’s budget crisis.

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VIBRANT P. REDDY is a Senior Policy Analyst for both Right on Crime and the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Effective Justice. He has authored several reports on criminal justice policy and is a frequent speaker and media commentator on the topic. Reddy has worked as a research assistant at The Cato Institute, as a law clerk to the Honorable Gina M. Benavides of the Thirteenth Court of Appeals of Texas, and as an attorney in private practice, focusing on trial and appellate litigation. Reddy graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Plan II Honors, Economics, and History, and he earned his law degree at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in Dallas. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and of the State Bar’s Appellate Section and Criminal Justice Section.

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