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This week at the Arizona legislature…

As so often with this process, there’s good news and bad news. THE GOOD NEWS: We have so far succeeded in moving two bills through their first set of committees. SB1071/HB2290: Directs occupational licensing boards to give provisional licenses (90 days-1 year) to people with criminal convictions. Identical […]

Be afraid, be very afraid…

Happy Halloween! The Treatment Industrial Complex (TIC) has a sneaky costume this year. The disguise itself looks like a humanitarian “alternative” to incarceration. Its goal is tricking taxpayers into believing it offers rehabilitation and second chances. But behind this mask of PR rebranding, the TIC is still out […]

News Roundup #2: Arizona Prisons

For news related to the Arizona Department of Corrections, prisoner death notices, and press releases, a good first step is the ADC website itself.  But as always, we recommend looking for alternate versions of the same news items. January 24: Inmate Allegedly Assaults Lewis Prison Employee, Sparks Lockdown, […]

News Roundup #1: Solitary Confinement

February 20: My Night In Solitary, (NY Times) Colorado Springs – At 6:45 p.m. on Jan. 23, I was delivered to a Colorado state penitentiary, where I was issued an inmate uniform and a mesh bag with my toiletries and bedding… (more) February 25: Solitary Confinement Costs $78K and […]