FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AFSC-Arizona demands action after learning about the 517 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 while incarcerated at the Whetstone Unit of the Tucson state prison complex.
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 AFSC-AZ Staff | A recent exposé by ABC15 reveals that the cell door locks at the Lewis State Prison in Buckeye have been broken for more than five years, allowing for horrifying assaults against both incarcerated people and guards. At least one man has died as a result. […]
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Legislature failed to advance common-sense sentencing reform proposals that would have moved our state away from the outdated policies that continue to proliferate mass incarceration and waste hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars every year.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 […]
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 […]