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
ANNUAL REPORT: As the year draws to a close AFSC Arizona is proud offer an opportunity to look back over a year of hard work and accomplishments. Please join us in celebrating AFSC Arizona’s work this year! Read our AFSC Arizona Annual Report (2014). For past years follow this link.
IN THE NEWS: Following a press conference in front of the Arizona State Capitol today, AFSC Arizona released Still Buried Alive: Arizona Prisoner Testimonies on Isolation in Maximum-Security (2014). This report catalogues the testimonies of Arizona prisoners who have endured years of isolation, as well as counters the State’s decision to open 500 new maximum-security prison beds at ASPC Lewis in Buckeye, Arizona to the tune of $50 million. For analysis and the full report follow this link.
IN THE NEWS: AFSC Arizona, Grassroots Leadership, and the Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) will hold a teleconference to answer questions about 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.
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