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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.

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