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.
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
NEW RESOURCE!: Website lets you screen your investments for prison profiteers! AFSC just launched an online screening tool for individuals to find out if their investments, retirement, 401 K’s etc. include stock in companies that profit from mass incarceration. The tool provides in-depth profiles of various companies and recommends several for divestment. Check it out at http://www.afsc.org/investigate. Learn more…
KINGMAN REPORT: AFSCAZ released its own independent assessment of the riots at the Kingman private prison in July 2015. Click here to read the report.
One of the major findings in the report is the under-reported fact that Department of Corrections’ tactical support personnel sent in to quell the riot were unnecessarily violent and disrespectful in their treatment of prisoners—whether they were involved in the disturbances or not.
It appears that several prisoners were injured after the riot by the Arizona Department of Corrections’ tactical support unit, rather than being assaulted by other prisoners.
AFSC Arizona in the News
IN THE NEWS: AFSC has been quoted heavily in the coverage of the Kingman Riots and Gov. Ducey’s decision to cancel the contract with Management and Training Corporation.
“Kingman prison contract canceled in wake of unrest; new operator sought,” Kingman Daily Miner
“Arizona cuts ties with private prison operator over Kingman Riot,” Arizona Republic
AFSC Arizona in the Community…