Proving that prisons are not the answer for Arizona

Protesting private for-profit prisons in Arizona

By Chris Summitt

AFSC Arizona combines advocacy for incarcerated people and their families with statewide policy change to document and improve prison conditions while working to reduce the number of people incarcerated in Arizona.

Through research, documentation, advocacy, and sentencing reform, AFSC Arizona secures more humane prison conditions, prevents prison expansion, and fosters alternatives to incarceration.

We serve as a resource for prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their family members, providing information and resources to address questions, and a place to get involved in bringing their voice to the seats of power in Arizona.


Challenging Mass Incarceration: Latest Updates

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ASK THE CANDIDATES: What Are Your Public Safety Priorities?

Given the Arizona’s out-of-control prison spending and the influence of the for-profit incarceration industry in Arizona politics, it is critical for voters and taxpayers to know of the candidates’ ties to this industry, as well as their views on criminal justice policy in general. We’ve put together a handy-dandy list of suggested questions for candidates as well as a list of upcoming forums. Click here to take action! 


IMMIGRATIONAFSC joins partner organizations and groups on the southern Arizona border in a statement responding to the humanitarian crisis on the US/Mexico border. For more on the work AFSC is doing across the country to address immigration, its root causes, and rally behind the rights of immigrants, please visit here.


IN THE NEWS:  The Arizona Republic’s feature, “10 Lessons from Arizona Legislative Session” featured the issue of private prisons, calling out Rep. Kavanagh for his attempt to appropriate $900,000 to GEO Group due to what he characterized as a “moral obligation.”

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Here is some of the great work we do…

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