Tag: State of Our State Conference

ASU Now: Conference explores innovations affecting our future

November 2017

ASU Now reported that Arizona State University’s futurist in residence has a message about technology disrupting our lives at an ever increasing pace: Don’t be afraid.

Johnson spoke at the State of Our State Conference on Tuesday, the ninth one held by Morrison Institute for Public Policy at ASU. The annual conference explores issues affecting Arizona; this year’s event focused on innovation and disruption by technology.

Sun: Yuma’s Aguirre named Distinguished Fellow

November 2016

The Yuma Sun reported that Amanda Aguirre, the president/CEO of the Regional Center for Border Health and a former state legislator, has been named a distinguished fellow by the Morrison Institute of Public Policy.

AZ Attorney Mag: Reform discussed at conference

January 2016

Arizona Attorney Magazine featured Morrison Institute for Public Policy’s State of Our State conference on the possibility of criminal sentencing reform for Arizona. The conference brought together hundreds of people who heard from 20 speakers on the challenges —legal, ethical, financial— that flow from having more than 1.5 million individuals held in state and federal prisons across the country.

Roundup: Reforming the expensive criminal justice system

December 2015

The Payson Roundup featured a story on the discussion of Arizona’s criminal justice system that was debated at a recent conference that included defense attorneys, lawmakers, researchers, judges, prosecutors and other experts, touching on probation, sentencing and transition programs that help people return to society as options for reforming the expensive criminal justice system.

Roundup: Examining the value of private prisons

December 2015

The Payson Roundup featured Morrison Institute for Public Policy’s State of Our State conference discussion on the role of private prisons and reform.

The panel, “What is the role of private prisons?,” included U.S. Marshal David Gonzales, attorney John Dacey, a lawyer in practice at Gammage & Burnham and founder of Abolish Private Prisons, Leonard Gilroy, director of Government Reform at the Reason Foundation, and Terry Stewart, a consultant to private prisons and a former director of the Arizona Department of Corrections.

State of Our State 2015: Whitepaper H

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Reports and Publications
November 2015
Caroline Isaacs

AFSC: Private, For-Profit Prisons in Arizona


State of Our State 2015: Whitepaper G

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November 2015
Terry Stewart

Private Prisons: Advantages and Misconceptions


State of Our State 2015: Whitepaper F

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November 2015
John R. Dacey, Esq.

Private Prisons Are Unconstitutional


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