The mission of the Private Corrections Working Group (PCWG) is to provide information and assistance to citizens, policy makers, and journalists concerning the dangers and pitfalls of privatization of correctional institutions and services in order to reverse and stop this social injustice.
Caroline Isaacs, Director, is a Program Director of the Arizona program of the American Friends Service Committee. She has spent the last 15 years working with the AFSC-Arizona in some capacity, focusing primarily on Criminal Justice issues. Caroline has a BA in Political Science from The College of Wooster and a Masterís in Social Work from Arizona State University. Prior to her tenure at AFSC, she worked in the social services field with homeless teens and is currently an adjunct faculty member at the Arizona State University School of Social Work (Tucson component).
Buffie McFadyen, Director, Liane "Buffie" McFadyen, Director, was a four-term member of the Colorado House of Representatives and its Speaker pro tem. After she termed out in 2011, she became a Pueblo county commissioner. Originally from Buffalo, NY, she attended Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado, where she track and field All-American for Adams State.
Ken Kopczynski, Executive Director, since
1993, Ken has been a Legislative and Political Affairs Assistant for the
Florida Police Benevolent Association (PBA), the largest collective
bargaining agent for law enforcement, correctional and correctional probation
officers in Florida. He lobbies on behalf of officers, conducts research and
analysis, and provides campaign consulting. Mr. Kopczynski received his
Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the Florida State
University with a minor in Political Communications in 1992. He published a
book Private Capitol Punishment about his
experience exposing corruption in the for-profit private prison industry in
Florida. The proceeds are donated to PCI.