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.
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 […]
In the wake of the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy, more than 2,500 children were separated from their parents and placed into detention “shelters” across the US. The cruelty of this policy has captured the world’s attention and unleashed a series of debates regarding human rights and criminality. […]
Press Contact: Joe Watson Phone: 602.383.4155 Tucson, Arizona – June 29, 2019 – Over the past 27 years, the work of American Friends Service Committee-Arizona (AFSC-AZ) to reduce the criminal punishment system has been rooted in a fundamental Quaker tenant: Worth, dignity, and Light are present in all […]
When I interviewed in February 2018 for the administrative assistant position here at AFSC-Arizona, I had believed Quakers—often referred to as “Friends”—to be the folks that provided the world’s most delicious oatmeal. Little did I know how involved they are in tackling social justice issues all over the […]
Press Contact: Joe Watson Phone: 602.383.4155 Tucson, Arizona — June 22, 2018 — The American Friends Service Committee of Arizona (AFSC-AZ) applauds today’s ruling by U.S. Magistrate Judge David Duncan that imposes $1.4 million in sanctions against the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) and Director Charles Ryan. For […]