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
TAKE ACTION! Tell Gov. Ducey to End Private Prisons!: If you live in Arizona, please sign our online petition calling on Governor Ducey to study and ultimately end the use of for-profit prisons. CLICK HERE to sign the petition! And please spread the word!
AFSC is also circulating a sign-on letter for organizations and faith groups to Governor Ducey. You can read the letter and learn how to sign on here.
NEW REPORT: AFSC Arizona announces Community Cages: Profitizing Community Corrections and Alternatives to Detention. This report is a new critical analysis of the Treatment Industrial Complex, with an investigation into how the private prison industry is re-branding itself as a humanitarian provider of rehabilitation services, and expanding into community corrections and other “alternatives.” Read our analysis and the full report here.
IMMIGRANT CRIMINALIZATION ON THE BORDER [BLOG POST]: Nearly every weekday in Tucson, Arizona, up to 70 men and women from Mexico and Central America are brought before a judge in the Evo A. DeConcini Federal Courthouse. Read more here…
COUNTY ATTORNEY CANDIDATE COMPARISON: The Arizona Justice Alliance sent questionnaires to all the candidates in contested County Attorney elections in Arizona, and compiled their answers for the convenience of Arizona voters. Find out who your candidates for County Attorney are, why these elections are important, and where they stand on important issues! Read more about these issues here…
REFRAMING JUSTICE PROJECT: AFSC Arizona is proud to
announce the launch of a new multi-media project, Reframing Justice that challenges dominant narratives of crime, punishment, and justice. To learn more and watch the first installment of the video series, please go to our Reframing Justice page.
INVESTMENT TOOL: Check out a video recording of our recent webinar on how to use the AFSC’s INVESTIGATE website. This is 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. Watch the webinar…
AFSC Arizona in the News
IN THE NEWS:
Program Director Caroline Isaacs’ article on prison profiteering was published in TruthOut on May 9, 2016. “Divesting from the Prison Privateers You Support Every Day” features two of the corporations that are recommended for divestment on AFSC’s INVESTIGATE website. Learn more…
AFSC Arizona in the Community…