ADC In The News

Work completed by each inmate worker is stored on the fleet software, so each person has a record of their experience when they're released.
September 5, 2019

When you walk into the Fleet Management Department at the Arizona Department of Corrections’ women’s prison in Perryville, you are greeted by a somewhat unusual sight. Working on the vehicles are women wearing prison uniforms. These female inmates aren’t just assisting the full-time supervisors — they are performing diagnostics, updating work orders, and making repairs. The women, most of whom had no automotive experience before their incarceration, are learning the skills necessary to work as technicians under the ADC’s Fleet 100 program — a program created to help reduce the rate of recidivism in Arizona.

March 28, 2019

Public safety is a core value of Arizonans. It is an area that has seen vast improvements and increased efficiency through the Arizona Management System (AMS), which is Gov. Doug Ducey’s initiative to improve government by focusing on understanding “customer” needs, identifying problems, continually improving processes and measuring results. There are 42 state agencies that have all engaged in this process. The following are but a handful of examples of what is working in Arizona as it pertains to a critical function of government – public safety.

ASPC-Tucson Warden Juli Roberts
March 26, 2019

Pima County is a leader in Arizona for criminal justice reform efforts, initiating innovate programs and diversion while several bills addressing the issue statewide remain in flux at the Legislature. That was the consensus when community members and several participants from last year’s Arizona Town Hall on criminal justice reform gathered in Tucson last week to discuss recommendations from November’s statewide town hall. In 2018, Arizona Town Hall, a nonprofit organization that educates, connects and empowers people to resolve societal issues through consensus, held 17 town halls addressing criminal justice in Arizona for more than 2,000 participants across the state. For the first time in the groups’ 56-year history, two of the town halls were held inside Arizona prisons, which board chairman Hank Peck said allowed the group to get information from a population they otherwise wouldn’t have hear from.

Televerde program providing Arizona inmates a real second chance in life through call center employment.
February 14, 2019

You’ll want to watch this inspiring report from FOX 10’s Troy Hayden about the Televerde call center program at ASPC-Perryville and a personal success story of how it’s providing Arizona inmates a great opportunity for a real second chance in life. The Arizona Department of Corrections is proud of our longstanding partnership with Televerde and the success it has in helping women change for the better.

ADC Press Releases

July 25, 2019

Criminal Investigators with the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) today arrested two formerly-employed correctional officers, suspected of having a complicit role in helping to facilitate and cover up an inmate-on-inmate assault on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 while on duty. Javier Chavez and Alfredo Reyes were arrested as they arrived to work at the close-custody ASPC-Tucson/Cimarron Unit. Both resigned following their arrest.

June 21, 2019

The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) has released a new video in its “Second Chances” series, this one featuring the wide-range of inmate educational programs provided within the Department. ADC is helping to create positive change in the lives of inmates with accredited, high-quality educational opportunities throughout prisons in the State of Arizona.

June 18, 2019

Water service at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Yuma has been fully restored to all units this afternoon and water conservation measures have been lifted.

Storage tank water levels have been replenished as a result of the successful replacement of the first pump earlier today. Work to replace the second pump will continue and is expected to be completed on Tuesday.