Incarcerated individuals in Arizona have been raising concerns about the poor quality of food and unsanitary conditions in prison kitchens for years. Protests, hunger strikes, and lawsuits have brought attention […]
Solitary confinement has been a controversial practice in U.S. prisons for decades. The overuse of solitary confinement has been well-documented, and it’s estimated that over 80,000 prisoners are held in […]
Mental Health Crisis in Arizona Prisons: The Alarming Suicide Rates and Deplorable Conditions of Confinement
In recent years, the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation, and Reentry (ADCRR) has come under intense scrutiny for its alarming suicide rates and the deplorable conditions of confinement. This article […]
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.