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.

MRC Table Discussion with Former Inmates
February 9, 2017

The state is hoping to expand a program that would give parole violators a second chance. The Maricopa County Re-Entry center opened it's doors at a former Department of Corrections Juvenile facility last summer. Right now 32 offenders are calling the 100-bed facility home. Department of Corrections staff said the facility was under-utilized. There were several people on a wait list to get into the program. It was an alternative to prison for those who had violated parole. The goal is to hire six additional drug treatment counselors and increase the population. In addition to addiction counseling, the facility also provided a "time out" for parole violators who just needed a "wake up call," said Karen Hellman, the Division Director of Inmate Programs and Re-entry.

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 Press Releases

February 15, 2017

Criminal investigators with the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) are investigating the death of inmate Apollo Ortega, 31, ADC #249551, as a potential homicide. Prison staff attempted life saving measures upon observing inmate Ortega unresponsive at his assigned housing location. Responding paramedics pronounced him dead on Monday, February 13.

January 17, 2017

Criminal investigators with the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) are investigating the death of inmate Joseph Wozny, 31, ADC #194460, as a suspected homicide. Prison staff attempted life saving measures upon observing inmate Wozny unresponsive at his assigned housing location on January 6. Responding paramedics transported him off-site to Abrazo West Campus Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on January 15. Investigators with ADC’s Criminal Investigations Unit suspect that inmate Wozny died as a result of injuries he received during an assault by other inmate(s).

November 4, 2016

The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) announced today that it will be adjusting programming at the Maricopa Reentry Center (MRC). Going forward, MRC will continue accepting released offenders participating in the Intensive Treatment with Housing (ITH) and Sanctions programs. The ITH program is a cognitive based, 90-day substance abuse treatment program.