Urgent Call To Action Regarding Private Prison Bed Expansion

ATAC Executive Director Discusses 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.

The Need for Prison Oversight: My Why

Hannah Burke - Communications Director

For decades across the country, small towns and rural communities have suffered from a decline in farming and manufacturing work, often resulting in widespread economic depression leaving those living in […]

Why is Oversight so Important to Me?

Charlene Schwickwraith

My son entered the Az Dept of Corrections in 2008. His first years were most likely very stressful; however, he didn’t complain or speak about his everyday prison life other […]

Corruption or Rehabilitation

Anonymous man

What does the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation, and Reentry (ADCRR) stand for? I know the title suggests they are correcting  and rehabilitating prisoners, but what specifically is being done […]

Why Oversight is Essential to Me

Leah Farrington

As a first-time non-violent offender, I found myself sentenced to one year in Perryville Prison. When you arrive in prison, you have to go through receiving and assessing (R and […]

ADCRR RENEWS PRISON HEALTHCARE CONTRACT

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The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry (ADCRR) has renewed their prison healthcare contract with Centurion of Arizona. This contract will provide healthcare to 10 Arizona state-run prisons with […]

What’s In a Name

Anonymous man

From an anonymous incarcerated person –  Corruption or Rehabilitation: by Anonymous What does the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry (ADCRR) stand for? I know the title suggests they […]