Arizona Department of Corrections Sign

Improving Arizona’s Corrections System: The Case for Independent External Oversight of ADCRR

This article examines the importance of implementing independent external oversight for the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation, and Reentry (ADCRR) to ensure transparency, accountability, and effective operations. It explores various oversight models, best practices, and the potential impact on inmates and the community, while also addressing challenges and limitations. By adopting a robust oversight system, Arizona can improve the well-being of inmates and foster public trust in the corrections system.


ADCRR FY 2023 Budget and Need for Oversight

The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation, and Reentry has requested a record breaking $1.5 billion for FY 2023, and they want that money with no strings, oversight, or accountability to Arizona taxpayers.

ATAC Executive Director Discusses Private Prison Bed Expansion

Urgent Call To Action Regarding Private Prison Bed Expansion

The population of the Arizona Department of Corrections over the last two years has decreased by about 10% or about five-thousand individuals have left the Arizona Department of Corrections that have not been back filled with new commitments. That means that we’ve had the lowest prison rate in Arizona that we’ve had in quite a long time. These private prison beds are not necessary. The state does not need them. There is no housing crisis.

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