ADC In The News

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.

DOC Case Manager Tony De La Torre (right) presents Alex Aragon, Senior Community Development Manager with the American Cancer Society (ACS) (left) with a check for $5,870.26
February 8, 2019

The Mohave Unit at Arizona Department of Corrections (ADOC) Douglas Complex on Highway 191 made another rather large donation to a charitable organization recently. On Thursday, December 20, DOC Case Manager Tony De La Torre presented Alex Aragon, Senior Community Development Manager with the American Cancer Society (ACS) with a check for $5,870.26. This donation was made possible from an inmate fund raiser the Mohave Unit held. Aragon drove from Tucson to Douglas for the check presentation. De La Torre said the Mohave Unit held a fund raiser with the help of Dollar General manager Rafael Quintero and his staff. It was from this fund-raising event the donation was raised.

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.”

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.