Policy and Legislation

ADCRR Transparency and Accountability: A Nonpartisan Issue with a Bipartisan Solution

ATAC Policy position

Transparency and accountability in corrections is a non-partisan issue that affects all Arizona families and taxpayers. ATAC believes that the American ideal of a government that functions in the light of day and serves the interests of the citizens of this state should be upheld in the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation, and Reentry (ADCRR).

To achieve this goal, ATAC recognizes that a bipartisan solution that state lawmakers will support is necessary. We believe that the formation of an Independent Corrections Ombudsman (Inspector) and a citizen-led legislative corrections oversight committee (Committee) will provide the necessary transparency and accountability that the citizens of Arizona deserve.

ATAC recognizes that in order to achieve the goal of a transparent and accountable ADCRR, a bipartisan solution that state lawmakers will support is necessary. 

ATAC Proposals, Positions, and Legislation

The One Sheet

This is the summary of the ATAC Truth in Corrections proposal.

This abstract summarizes the need for a Citizen's Oversight and Advisory Board and Ombuds to create transparency and accountability in ADCRR.

The Proposal

The ATAC policy proposal written by Travis Hiland and John Fabricius, both directly impacted with 25 cumulative years of experience in the ADCRR. This proposal provides detailed analysis on the need for transparency and accountability in ADCRR.

Proposed Legislation

The legislation proposal crafted by ATAC is based upon the Truth in Corrections Proposal. This legislation creates and independent Citizen's Oversight and Advisory Board and Ombuds to create transparency and accountability in the ADCRR.