by Joe Watson Last week, the Arizona Legislature failed to advance common-sense sentencing reform proposals that would have moved our state away from the outdated policies that continue to proliferate mass incarceration and waste hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars every year. Both HB 2270, sponsored by state […]
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HB2270 was introduced by Rep. Walt Blackman, R-Snowflake. It has bipartisan support. But we need constituents across Arizona to chip in and keep the momentum going. Take Action! Ask House Judiciary Chair John Allen and Public Safety Chair Kevin Payne to give this bill a hearing as soon as […]
Orange Is the New Black Author, Formerly Incarcerated People Ready for Historic Day at Arizona State Capitol
Phoenix, Arizona — Jan. 14, 2019 — American Friends Service Committee-Arizona (AFSC-AZ), the Tucson-based experts in the field of criminal justice reform, will lead a historic gathering of formerly incarcerated people and their families advocating for systemic change at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix for the first-ever […]
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, […]
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.