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 […]
Press Contact: Joe Watson Phone: 602.383.4155 Tucson, Arizona – August 6, 2018 – The American Friends Service Committee-Arizona (AFSC-AZ), in its efforts to reduce the size and scope of the criminal punishment system, has secured public pledges from three candidates for Arizona governor to reject campaign donations from […]
On this week’s blog, we’re exploring AFSC-AZ’s work through the eyes of our longtime volunteer, Ed Hunt. A former minister and native Wisconsinite, Ed’s been driving every week from Green Valley to Tucson to volunteer at our office for more than six years.
Jason grew up in Albuquerque, NM, a city that has been home to his family for many generations. As a student at the University of New Mexico, he happened upon a flamenco dance class and became entranced by this unique art form. Eventually, he met his wife through […]
Today, the Pima County (Tucson), Arizona Board of Supervisors passed a historic resolution to prohibit contracting with private, for-profit prison companies like GEO Group or Core Civic (formerly CCA) for jail operations. The American Friends Service Committee – Arizona (AFSC-AZ) welcomes this positive step forward. As states increasingly […]