ADC In The News

Arizona Department of Corrections Shoulder Patch
October 18, 2016

Governor Doug Ducey today announced that the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) has been awarded two federally-funded Second Chance Act grants to conduct projects that will support his priority of reducing recidivism.

Inmate class trained in HVAC
October 14, 2016

Behind the walls of the minimum cus­tody unit at the Arizona Department of Cor­rections (ADC) prison in Globe, nine inmates meet regularly to discuss and learn the HVAC and electrical trades. It's a program that has been taking place for more than eight months, and partici­pants hope it will help them secure a better job upon their release.

Prisoners Help Improve San Jose Cemetery
September 7, 2016

Supervisors CO II Jacob Pace, standing left, and Sgt. Conrad Castillo, and a crew of inmates from Arizona State Prison-Safford perform community service by helping spruce up the San Jose Cemetery. It’s one of many projects inmates from the local prison perform in the area. Link to full article here:

ADC Addresses Maricopa Reentry Center
September 2, 2016

Community activists Julie Reed and Ann O'Brien met with ADC Director Charles Ryan Thursday morning to voice the concerns of their community and present Ryan with signed petitions demanding that the center be relocated. After the meeting, however, it appears the two sides are doing their best to get along. "It was a very beneficial meeting," Reed said.

ADC In The News Logo
April 12, 2016

The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) recently announced the creation of its Division of Inmate Programs and Reentry -- the most significant reorganization to the agency’s management structure in over five years. The move follows months of research, collaboration and discussions. “This new structure reflects an increased emphasis on preparing state inmates for successful return to our communities,” said ADC Director Charles Ryan. “It improves our coordination of services to ensure we make the best use of taxpayer resources.”

Karen Hellman works with inmates who are also vets
March 14, 2016

Three men in orange jumpsuits presented the U.S. and Arizona flags with military precision under the watchful eye and terse commands of a prison guard. The inmates who presented the flags on a recent morning are among 113 veterans at the Arizona State Prison Complex on South Wilmot Road participating in the Arizona Department of Corrections’ new “Regaining Honor” program. The program was launched in December to instill discipline and a sense of camaraderie among veterans at the prison, officials said.