American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona Holds The Second Annual People not Prisons Event at the Arizona State Capitol
American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona Smart Justice Campaign held its second annual People not Prisons vigil at the State Capitol.
Arizona Department of Corrections Budget Appropriation Reports 2014-2019
Six years of budget appropriations reports for the Arizona Department of Corrections. See exactly where tax-payer money is allocated in the yearly appropriations
Rock Legend Wayne Kramer Appears at Criminal Justice Reform Events in Phoenix
Wayne Kramer, lead guitarist and founding member of the Detroit rock band MC5, appeared at two events in Phoenix on January 20 and 21, 2020, to support legislation being advocated by Arizona criminal justice organizations.
Arizona Department of Corrections 2020 Strategic Plan Sets a 10-Year Goal to Reduce Recidivism by 25%
The Arizona Department of Corrections issued its Fiscal Year 2020 Strategic Plan on July 11, 2019, setting a priority list of objectives and metrics to achieve in 2020. According to the plan, the “Strategies align to achieve ADC’s 10-year goal: Engaged employees and communities committed to a 25% reduction in recidivism.” Recidivism is the tendency of a convicted criminal to re-offend and return to prison.
House Representatives Propose Bill to End Privatized Health Care for Arizona Prisoners
In a move to end privatized healthcare to Arizona Department of Corrections inmates, several Democratic members of the Arizona House of Representatives submitted a bill to end ADC’s use of private healthcare companies.
Local Criminal Justice Reform Groups Host Second Annual Event at the State Capitol
On January 21, 2020, multiple criminal justice reform groups from around the state are converging on the state capitol for the second annual ReFraming Justice Day event.
New Mandatory Minimum Bill Targeting Fentanyl and Heroin Receives Criticism and “Yes” Votes
House Bill 2036 (HB2036) is legislation that attempts to address the opiate crisis in the state. The bill calls for a graduated series of mandatory minimum sentences for people that possess a narcotic drug in an amount in excess of 1 gram or otherwise determined to be an amount for sale that contains any amount of Fentanyl, heroin, Carfentanil or a Fentanyl Mimetic