By AFSC-AZ Staff | The Second Chances, Rehabilitation, and Public Safety Act initiative combines elements of several of the sentencing reform bills that were introduced – and supported by AFSC-Arizona – in the last couple of years, but were blocked from receiving hearings by the opposition or vetoed by the […]
After the Arizona House of Representatives voted Thursday to adjourn sine die, the 2020 legislative session is officially over. The good news is that the main reason why legislation like HB 2808 and other reforms did not pass this year has far more to do with the pandemic than anything else, and the future looks bright for impactful reforms.
Oversight for the Win! Gov. Ducey’s stay-at-home order is expiring today for those of us on the outside, but it looks like the fight against further spread of COVID-19 inside Arizona’s state prisons is just beginning. Earlier this week, Ducey and Dr. Cara Christ, the director of the […]
Today, the Arizona Senate voted 24-6 in favor of sine die (or adjournment of the current legislative session). And, you guessed it: That means basically nothing since lawmakers in the House opposed to sine die are growing in numbers and have not voted to adjourn. This legislative game of chicken might be […]
Decision Distancing The happiest of MayDays (under the circumstances) to you! We hope that, like us, you spent a little time outside today soaking up some Vitamin D and standing in solidarity with essential workers demanding safe conditions and pandemic relief. State lawmakers, meanwhile, danced around the proverbial maypole that is Sine Die, […]
RFJ Mutual Aid Project Update Scores of people have generously donated to our ReFraming Justice Mutual Aid effort since it launched just 10 days ago! As of today, we have delivered 46 boxes of gloves, 360-plus bars of soap, 1,500-plus tampons, 1,100-plus pads, 1,800-plus masks and more than 1,900 […]
As we briefly mentioned last week, the Arizona Department of Corrections has finally added a COVID-19 dashboard to help the public track the spread of the virus in state prisons. This is, in large part, thanks to our friends at The S.T.A.R.T. Project, FAMM, and the Prison Law Office, […]