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, […]
By AFSC-AZ Staff | Tomorrow, Arizona’s Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC) will consider a request from the head of the state’s Department of Corrections (ADC) to re-open the Papago Unit – a converted motel in Douglas that once served as a prison – to accommodate a projected increase […]
by AFSC-AZ Staff | News broke over the weekend of a crisis at the state prison complex in Douglas, leaving incarcerated people there without water for days. Meanwhile, a continuing investigation by ABC15 revealed last week incidents of fires being set at the Lewis complex in Buckeye, with […]
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Legislature failed to advance common-sense sentencing reform proposals that would have moved our state away from the outdated policies that continue to proliferate mass incarceration and waste hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars every year.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 […]
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 […]
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.