ADC Press Releases
Today, the Arizona Department of Corrections marks 50 years of serving and protecting the people of Arizona. On June 20, 1968, then-Arizona Governor Jack Williams signed legislation establishing ADC as a State government agency, overseeing Arizona’s correctional facilities. 50 years later, current Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has issued an official proclamation recognizing this momentous 50th milestone and celebrating where the agency is today.
The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) and the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) today released a follow-up to their recent Second Chances video. A new video, titled “Second Chances: Dress for Success,” spotlights a partnership between the Second Chance Center at Perryville and Dress for Success Phoenix, a local nonprofit organization, to provide female inmates access to professional attire, makeup, accessories and other assistance to support employment readiness and retention.
Inmate Tiffany Everest, 30, ADC #276797, died on June 16 after personnel observed her in her cell engaged in an apparent act of self-harm using clothing wrapped around her neck and tied to an air vent. Staff immediately responded and attempted life-saving measures. Paramedics also attempted life-saving measures without success.
Criminal investigators with the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) are investigating the death of inmate Victor A. Martinez, 32, ADC #280392, as a homicide. Martinez was found unresponsive on the floor of his two-man cell by correctional staff at approximately 5:50 a.m. this morning at ASPC-Tucson.