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 | 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 […]
After the Arizona House of Representatives voted Thursday to adjourn sine die, the 2020 legislative session is officially over. The good news is that the main reason why legislation like HB 2808 and other reforms did not pass this year has far more to do with the pandemic than anything else, and the future looks bright for impactful reforms.
By AFSC-AZ Staff | Last week, we wrapped up our ReFraming Justice Mutual Aid campaign, which inspired donations of thousands of hygiene items to people incarcerated inside Arizona state prisons. Since the conclusion of this campaign, we’ve received lots of questions about this effort and what we are […]