Explore the Lewis Lock Incident and infrastructure failures in Arizona’s prison system, highlighting the urgent need for independent oversight.
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.
“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.