ADC In The News

KGUN9 Host
February 13, 2017

A new program at the Maricopa Reentry Center is giving former prisoners a second chance. It's an intensive treatment program, aimed at helping ex-prisoners that are dealing with addiction problems -- based off of a program here in Pima County. The program also is aimed at reducing prison populations across the state, by trying to get people to not re-offend.

Maricopa Reentry Center Group Discussion
February 6, 2017

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey is asking for a half-million dollars to expand a prisoner re-entry center, as offenders say the program is crucial to keeping them clean and on the right track. The budget boost's objective is to give people with broken beginnings 'a real second chance'.

Brazos de Amor Entry
January 9, 2017

December 23, 2016 will be a day long remembered by a few children in Agua Prieta, Mexico. These children have been doing without the things we as Americans take for granted. Things like a hamburger meal from Burger King, toys to play with, new clothes, among many others. These children are in the orphanage (Brazos De Amor) in Agua Prieta.

ADC Gaurd Hands Off Refurbished Furniture to CAAFA
November 22, 2016

Arizona Department of Corrections inmates in a Central Arizona College program reupholstered children’s furniture that was donated last week to Community Alliance Against Family Abuse in Apache Junction. The nonprofit domestic and sexual violence service provider serves northern Pinal and far eastern Maricopa counties. Three Arizona DOC inmates from a local work crew unloaded the furniture Nov. 16 with the assistance of DOC Sgt. Otis Hanby and Rick Sinsabaugh, a probation officer for the city of Apache Junction.

Yuma Prison HS Grad Class
November 21, 2016

Prison Grads: Inmates trade rap sheets in for report cards. The Arizona State Prison Complex at Yuma is being recognized by local media for its rehabilitation program which sees inmates graduate from a High School equivalency program.

November 11, 2016

“I was a rebellious teenager. The military gave me an opportunity to go on a different path.” That’s how retired Army Master Sgt. Jay Darby of Goodyear began his military career ... Over 32 years, Darby’s been a medic, infantryman and instructor. He participated in Operation Desert Storm from 1990 to 1991 and Operation Enduring Freedom. He also participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Darby – who’s been with the Arizona Department of Corrections for 18 years – said he was honored to hear he’s a grand marshal in this year’s Phoenix Veterans Day Parade.