ADC In The News

Warden Curran, DW Van Winkle and Cathy Adam
December 6, 2018

After spending more than a year carefully restoring Florence’s 1953 Ford firetruck to good running order and a shiny like-new appearance, Arizona State Prison and Central Arizona College officials proudly presented the vintage vehicle to Pinal County Historical Society Museum members and friends Nov. 29. “I kind of get the glory for everything,” Florence Complex Warden Kevin Curran told those present for the unveiling, “but Butch (Loudenslager), CAC, my Deputy Warden of Operations Jeff Van Winkle, all the inmates, came together to make this happen.”

Governor Ducey meets with inmates at Second Chance Center
October 24, 2018

The Governor and Cardinals players met with inmates who have graduated from an eight-week re-entry program, a Gov. Doug Ducey-backed initiative that has tripled in size since its creation early last year. The program aims to reduce recidivism by giving individualized attention, including job- and life-skills training, to prisoners considered "moderately or highly" likely to commit another crime upon release. It also recruits local employers willing to take a chance on convicted felons in the hopes that other companies will follow suit. "There are 42,090 men and women in Arizona state prisons," said Ducey, who — along with Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwill and players Antoine Bethea and Corey Peters — toured a Second Chance center Tuesday.

Arizona Fox News 10 Anchors
October 16, 2018

According to the Arizona Department of Corrections, four out of 10 inmates will end up back in the prison system. However, a program recently started by Hickman's Family Farms is hoping to lower that number, by providing recently released inmates with a job, as well as a place to live.

Prisoners meet with Director Charles Ryan and Arizona Town Hall
September 21, 2018

Arizona Town Hall President Tara Jackson has organized community discussions all over the state. But Thursday was different. “We’ve never done anything like this," Jackson said. "The Department of Corrections has never done anything like this.” Participants gathered at the Eagle Point Second Chance Center, a lower security facility at the Arizona State Prison Complex – Lewis in Buckeye.

ADC Press Releases

January 18, 2019

The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) has awarded a contract to deliver inmate correctional healthcare services to Centurion of Arizona, LLC. The award concludes the Request for Proposal (RFP) solicitation process that began June 1, 2018. During the RFP process, five bid proposals were received by the department. The department evaluated all submitted proposals, and concluded Centurion’s offer to be the most competitive and in the state’s best interest. As a result, ADC accepted Centurion’s bid of $204,709,753 million annually (or $16.604 per inmate per day) to provide comprehensive inmate healthcare services at ADC’s ten state-run prison facilities. The contract is for two (2) years with three (3) one-year renewal options.

December 26, 2018

The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) is pleased to report that a hostage incident that took place earlier today at ASPC-Lewis/Rast Unit has been safely resolved with no injuries. Around 8:15 a.m., maximum-custody inmate Timothy Monk, #068675, took a male library employee hostage using a prison-made blade-type weapon in an apparent demand to leave the complex. ADC Tactical Support Unit (TSU) personnel were immediately deployed on-site and contained the situation to a room within the law library. Personnel engaged the inmate in conversation while options to resolve the incident were formulated with, ideally, as little force as necessary. Shortly after 10:30 a.m., TSU personnel deployed a diversionary device into the library and used less-than-lethal force on the inmate, while our team successfully secured the safety of our employee. The inmate was immediately taken into custody. No injuries were sustained during the incident.

September 27, 2018

The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) is pleased to announce that fugitive inmate Naomis A. Winfrey, 45, ADC #099755, was successfully apprehended without incident and returned to state custody. “ADC is grateful for the incredible partnership and effort by members of our Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the U.S. Marshals Service Task Force to quickly track down and apprehend inmate Winfrey and safely return him to state custody,” said ADC Director Charles L. Ryan. Task Force members, tracking Winfrey in a vehicle, conducted a traffic stop Wednesday evening shortly before 7:00 p.m. at the northbound Black Canyon Freeway access road and Highland Avenue in Phoenix. Task Force members converged on the vehicle and secured Winfrey. Winfrey is now in custody at ASPC-Phoenix and will likely face new criminal charges and additional time as a result of his actions.