ADC Press Releases
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.
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.
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).
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.