Restoring public trust in the Arizona Department of Corrections

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Incarcerated Men & Women
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Our Mission

The mission of Arizonans for Transparency and Accountability in Corrections (ATAC) is to safeguard justice, fairness, and accountability within the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry (ADCRR) by creating and implementing an Independent Correctional Ombudsman (Inspector) and a citizen-led legislative prison oversight committee (Committee). Our goal is to ensure the fair treatment of incarcerated individuals and provide a safe working environment for staff, while promoting transparency and accountability within the ADCRR. By fostering integrity and trust in the ADCRR, we aim to uphold the principles of justice and fairness for all.

Areas of Focus

The focus of Arizonans for Transparency and Accountability in Corrections is on promoting accountability and transparency within the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation, and Reentry through comprehensive research, analysis, and reports, public-awareness campaigns, community organizing, and legislative outreach. We aim to establish a robust Independent Correctional Ombudsman and citizen-led legislative corrections oversight committee to ensure that the ADCRR is meeting its statutory mandates and operating with integrity.

Who benefits from Oversight?

Staff

Administration

Incarcerated Women

Incarcerated Men

Arizona Families

Arizona Workers

Why does Arizona need oversight?

The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation, and Reentry is the third largest executive agency in the state government and the only such agency without independent oversight.

Human Lives

The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation, and Reentry houses over 33,800 incarcerated men and women throughout the state.

Massive Budget

The annual budget appropriation for the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation, and Reentry consumes over $1.5 billion dollars each year.

Public Safety

Increased functionality in the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation, and Reentry dramatically improves public safety in Arizona. 

Citizens' oversight and Ombuds model

ATAC is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting accountability and transparency within the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation, and Reentry.

We work in partnership with the public, corrections experts, and lawmakers to develop and implement oversight legislation through our model of an independent Correctional Ombudsman (Inspector) and a citizen-led legislative prison oversight committee (Committee).

Our model provides effective and responsive oversight, ensures accurate reporting, and serves as a framework for advising the government on improvements within the ADCRR, with the ultimate goal of upholding justice and fairness for all.

Meet ATAC

How can you Help?

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