“An unplowed field produces food for the poor, but injustice sweeps it away.”
“Many are quick to make a connection between the cunning efforts of an often untouchable system and its big corporate contractors to exploit and monopolize the prison market.”
“There’s really no doubt or argument against the fact that the U.S. leads the world in incarceration rates.”
“There are some things that movies and T. V. don’t show you about prison or don’t want to tell you because they don’t know or it’s too much.”
“This portrayal of violence, sexual assault, and racism is skewed in such a way that captures the attention of viewers, not to educate or scare straight but to commercialize prison to those that buy-in to this false reality”
“There is a great opportunity that is currently present, that is the creation of an independent oversight committee.”
“One of the scariest things that can happen to a person who is incarcerated is getting sick, being
mentally ill, or having a physical injury. The notion of health care inside Arizona prisons is a joke at best.”
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.
Critical understaffing at ASPC Florence Complex – South Unit in January 2021 cited as major reason for not detecting the escape of John Charpoit and David Harmon.
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.