By AFSC-AZ Staff | At last week’s Arizona State Prison Town Hall, organized by American Friends Service Committee-Arizona (AFSC-AZ) and LUCHA, hundreds gathered to tell story after story of neglect, suffering, abuse, and preventable deaths inside the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC). As Phoenix New Times reported, as […]
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by AFSC-AZ Staff | News broke over the weekend of a crisis at the state prison complex in Douglas, leaving incarcerated people there without water for days. Meanwhile, a continuing investigation by ABC15 revealed last week incidents of fires being set at the Lewis complex in Buckeye, with […]
by AFSC-AZ Staff | The recent scandal over broken door locks at the Lewis prison complex in Buckeye, Arizona, has put Charles “Chuck” Ryan, the head of Arizona’s Department of Corrections (ADC), in the hot seat. Calls for his resignation are coming from House Democrats, newspaper columnists, and […]
by AFSC-AZ Staff | A recent exposé by ABC15 reveals that the cell door locks at the Lewis State Prison in Buckeye have been broken for more than five years, allowing for horrifying assaults against both incarcerated people and guards. At least one man has died as a result. […]
by James Kilgore, Guest Blogger | When I was released by the California state prison system way back in 2009, I was told that, if I wanted to parole to Illinois where my family lived, I would have to be on an electronic monitor. I thought nothing of it. […]
Private Prison Companies Oppose Shareholder Resolutions Against Housing Separated Immigrant Families
by Joe Watson Our friends at the Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC) – the Florida-based, nonprofit publishers of Prison Legal News and Criminal Legal News – announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) upheld objections last week filed by CoreCivic and the GEO Group that challenged shareholder resolutions […]
Tuesday Brauer, a directly-impacted leader of our ReFraming Justice Project, reflects on the impact of the Day of Empathy.