by PENIEL IBE, AFSC Policy Fellow This week, a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill known as the First Step Act (S.756) advanced out of the U.S. Senate, with broad support from across the political spectrum. It’s tremendous to see the conversation on criminal justice reform take center stage, […]
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Live Music, Tacos & Sentencing Reform: It’s AFSC-AZ’s Fifth Annual Holiday Cards for Incarcerated People Party on Dec. 9th!
Tucson, Arizona — Nov. 14, 2018 — Join American Friends Service Committee-Arizona (AFSC-AZ) in sending a little hope, compassion and season’s greetings to those locked up in our state prisons at our Fifth Annual Holiday Cards for Incarcerated People Party on Dec. 9, 2018. We’ll write messages of […]
The time for debate is over—the evidence is overwhelming that Arizona’s current criminal justice policies and practices are unsustainable and ineffective. In 2019, lawmakers will have a chance to take a different approach.
In 1998, I was a budding anti-prison activist, volunteering for the American Friends Service Committee in Arizona (AFSC-AZ). I was fortunate enough to attend the very first Critical Resistance gathering in Oakland and learn that I was actually part of a movement—a vibrant, fierce, and committed group of people who, […]
Note: This blog originally appeared on The Opportunity Agenda’s ‘Insights’ page on August 21, 2018. Earlier this year, the Arizona office of the American Friends Service Committee had an interesting episode involving a Facebook exchange with the most powerful prosecutor in the state. Our office works to reduce the size […]
Press Contact: Caroline Isaacs Phone: 520.256.4146 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tucson, Arizona – August 14, 2018 – Inspired by the success of podcasts like Ear Hustle and Justice in America, the American Friends Service Committee-Arizona (AFSC-AZ) has launched the ReFramingJustice podcast, a new platform for formerly incarcerated and convicted […]
Press Contact: Joe Watson Phone: 602.383.4155 Tucson, Arizona – August 6, 2018 – The American Friends Service Committee-Arizona (AFSC-AZ), in its efforts to reduce the size and scope of the criminal punishment system, has secured public pledges from three candidates for Arizona governor to reject campaign donations from […]