Category: AFSC in the News

2020 ReFraming Justice Day Kickoff Event!

For too long, Arizona has lagged far behind the rest of the nation on criminal justice reforms. Why? Because prosecutors and other powerful system actors continue to perpetuate false narratives in order to garner support for their failed “tough-on-crime” policies. In 2020, AFSC-AZ’s #ReFramingJustice project will bring scores […]

On Chuck Ryan’s Last Day as ADC Director, Thank the Families Across Arizona Who Forced Him into Retirement

by AFSC-AZ Staff | For over 40 years, including more than a decade as Director of the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC), Charles “Chuck” Ryan remained mired in an outdated “custody-and-control” model of corrections that stubbornly rejected advances in the field toward rehabilitation and reform. Ryan’s unfortunate legacy […]

AFSC-AZ Honored for Activism and Advocacy Against the Private Prison Industry

This week, the Private Corrections Institute (PCI), a non-profit citizen watchdog organization based in Tallahassee, Florida, announced the 2018 awardees for individual activism and organizational advocacy against the for-profit prison industry. PCI opposes the privatization of correctional services, including the operation of prisons, jails and other detention facilities […]