By Caroline Isaacs | Despite the nail-biting tight races and seemingly endless counting processes, there is much to celebrate in the election outcomes in Arizona this year. It’s not the landslide victory many of us hoped and fought so hard for, but it is a perceptible shift and […]
ReFraming Justice: LaWall’s legacy of mass incarceration cemented by effort to block ballot initiative
by Rafael Batain, Tuesday Brauer, Vicky Campo, Ashley Cooper, Grace Gámez, Daniel Howe, Adrienne Kitcheyan, Nate McKowen, Virginia Mireles, Deborah North, Enrique Olivares-Pelayo, Alexandria Pech, Zach Perrino, Steve Scharboneau, Jr., Charlene Schwickrath, Zachary Stout, Joe Watson & Gerald Williams, Sr. Earlier this month, a petition signed by […]
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.
‘It is our duty of care to protect and treat those whose liberty we have denied’ By John Fabricius | The test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members. Pearl Buck The news surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic brings to mind my experiences […]
Grace Gámez, PhD, ReFraming Justice (RFJ) Project Coordinator & Founder AFSC-Arizona works to reduce incarceration through state sentencing reform, fighting prison and detention expansion, and improving conditions of confinement. Maybe the most important piece of this work is not just including, but following the lead of people who […]
By Tiera Rainey The past decade has seen a handful of significant victories for the criminal justice reform movement, including the election of so-called progressive prosecutors across the country, a proposed overhaul of California’s cash bail system, the elimination of Jim Crow jury laws in Louisiana, and the […]
By AFSC-AZ Staff Join AFSC-AZ and community partners for a night of goodwill, compassion and FUN as we send messages of love and support to more than 1,000 people who are incarcerated in Arizona’s prisons. When: Friday, December 13th, 2019 Time: 5pm to 8pm Where: The Dunbar Pavilion, […]