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.
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IN THE NEWS: Governor Ducey’s budget will continue the trend of cuts in education and other services, while spending $100 million over the next three years for 3,000 more private prison beds. The Editorial Boards of both the Arizona Republic and the Arizona Daily Star have panned the idea. Daily Star Columnist Ernesto Portillo Jr. did a profile on AFSC Director Caroline Isaacs and our work on these issues.
IN THE NEWS: AFSC Arizona, Grassroots Leadership, and the Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) have released a groundbreaking report “The Treatment Industrial Complex: How For-Profit Prison Corporations are Undermining Efforts to Treat and Rehabilitate Prisoners for Corporate Gain,” that exposes the ways in which for-profit prison corporations are adapting to historic reductions in prison populations by seeking out new markets previously served by non-profit behavioral health and treatment-oriented agencies. For more information go here.
Here is some of the great work we do…