Coronavirus COVID-19 and Prisons: Incubating a Pandemic

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Coronavirus & Prisons: Incubating a Pandemic

Facts for the Incarcerated, the Inside Story, latest news, and ways for you to take action to stop a prison pandemic.

Get Involved

Join AFSC-AZ’s partners across Arizona and around the country in helping to protect incarcerated people from coronavirus and to bring them home!

COVID-19 Take Action

Coalition Demands Accountability on Testing in State Prisons

An open letter to Dr. Cara Christ, Director, Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).

Coalition Demands DHS Inspections of State Prisons

AFSC-AZ and partners work to ensure ADC’s compliance with CDC guidelines.
See why.

Protect Our Loved Ones!

An open letter to Governor Ducey and ADC Director Shinn urging immediate measures to protect the Incarcerated.

Track COVID-19 Cases in AZ Prisons

Jimmy Jenkins of NPR affiliate KJZZ-Phoenix has created a tool to track cases of COVID-19 in Arizona’s state prisons. As the virus spreads, the delivery of this much-needed aid will be all the more urgent.

Fact Sheet for the Incarcerated

Download and distribute vital COVID-19 facts to your incarcerated loved ones. Includes preventative hygiene.

The Inside Story

John Fabricius, one of our RFJ Leaders, shares his experience inside and advocates for the release of our most vulnerable populations.

If jails and prisons are complacent about the coronavirus, they run the risk of becoming “incubators” for the disease.

Robert Greifinger, Physician
Spent 25 years working inside the nation’s prisons and jails

Tips for Staying Connected to Your Loved Ones

Grab this helpful tip sheet of ADC visitation updates and helpful ways support your loved ones during COVID-19 crisis.

Results of AFSC-AZ’s COVID-19 Survey for Concerned Families

The results are in, and ADC’s communication about COVID-19 falls short.

The News Feed

Latest updates on the coronavirus crisis and prison, and how it’s affecting our incarcerated loved ones.