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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Discusses Career Training with ADC Inmates
August 15, 2017

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (KGUN-TV) - Prisoners at three state prisons are getting a chance to find a career from behind bars so that they're employed once they are released from incarceration. Gov. Doug Ducey officially unveiled the new program at the Lewis Prison Complex, in an effort to reduce recidivism.

ASPC-Lewis Inmates Meet Arizona Governor Doug Ducey at Sunrise Employment Center
August 15, 2017

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday that he was very pleased with the results of a job program designed to cut recidivism rates during a visit to one of the state’s prisons. “This is just one of a number of efforts we’re undertaking to help people make real, lasting change so they never end up back in prison,” Ducey said Monday during a tour of the Sunrise Employment Center inside the Lewis Prison in Buckeye.

ADC Inmate Uses Computer for Job Hunt
August 15, 2017

Governor Doug Ducey toured the Sunrise Employment Center at Lewis Prison in Buckeye Monday morning. It’s one of three facilities in the state designed to help inmates prepare for the job market after serving their sentence. The hope -- good job opportunities to prevent repeat offenders.

Fox 10 Reports on Sunrise Employment Center
August 15, 2017

There have been many reports recently about the job market heating up, but not everyone has an easy time finding work. That is especially true for those who have been convicted of crimes. There is a program, however, being pushed by Governor Doug Ducey (R-AZ) that is helping to give those people a second chance, in hopes of keeping them from heading back to prison.

ADC Press Releases

August 8, 2017

Inmate Jonathan D. Wilson, 31, ADC #207769, died on August 7 after staff observed him unresponsive in his cell from an apparent act of self-harm. All inmate deaths are investigated in consultation with the county medical examiner’s office.

June 20, 2017

Criminal investigators with the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) are investigating the death of inmate Jeffrey T. Jensen, 37, ADC #242484, as a suspected homicide. All inmate deaths are investigated in consultation with the county medical examiner's office. ADC’s Criminal Investigations Unit has uncovered some leads, and the investigation is continuing.

June 19, 2017

Criminal investigators with the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) are investigating the death of inmate Richard O. Slaughter, 49, ADC #219254, as a suspected homicide. Red Rock Correctional Center staff observed inmate Slaughter lying unconscious in his assigned housing location on June 2. After an assessment by medical staff and responding paramedics, inmate Slaughter was transported off-site to Maricopa Medical Center for treatment of visible head injuries from suspected blunt force trauma. He was later placed at Curahealth Hospital, where he died on June 16.