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
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…
DOJ ANNOUNCES IT WILL PHASE OUT SOME PRIVATE PRISONS: The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it will end the use of private prison contracts. Read our press release in response 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…
NEW REPORT from our friends at Grassroots Leadership: InCorrect Care: A Prison Profiteer Turns Care into Confinement. The first supplement in our Treatment Industrial Complex series details how for-profit prison corporations are moving to privatize mental hospitals and civil commitment centers.
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…