FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AFSC-Arizona demands action after learning about the 517 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 while incarcerated at the Whetstone Unit of the Tucson state prison complex.
AFSC-Arizona is excited to announce that we’re hiring! The Organizer will work closely with our ReFraming Justice Program Coordinator to expand the membership, reach, visibility, and effectiveness of the program. Primary activities are outreach and recruitment, communication with members, organizing and facilitating meetings, conducting trainings, and organizing activities. […]
By AFSC-AZ Staff | Citing inaction from the Arizona Department of Corrections, Reentry and Rehabilitation (ADCRR) in the face of skyrocketing rates of COVID19 infections in state prisons, the American Friends Service Committee—Arizona (AFSC-AZ) is turning to local officials for leadership. Last week, after Governor Ducey announced that […]
By AFSC-AZ Staff | Over the last two years, American Friends Service Committee-Arizona (AFSC-AZ) has worked with state Rep. Walt Blackman on sentencing reform legislation, focusing on the areas of earned release credits for people in prison to reduce Arizona’s prison population and increasing options for mental health […]
By AFSC-AZ Staff | AFSC-Arizona co-signs our national organizational statement condemning the police killing of George Floyd and police violence against protesters, and we stand in solidarity with our colleagues and partners doing this work. “The brutal murder of George Floyd is the consequence of a racist system […]
By AFSC-AZ Staff | The Second Chances, Rehabilitation, and Public Safety Act initiative combines elements of several of the sentencing reform bills that were introduced – and supported by AFSC-Arizona – in the last couple of years, but were blocked from receiving hearings by the opposition or vetoed by the […]
By AFSC-AZ Staff | A coalition of public health and criminal justice reform organizations, led by AFSC-Arizona, has sent a second letter to the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) requesting greater transparency regarding its role to protect, test, and treat incarcerated people and prison staff. During Governor […]