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.

October 18, 2016

Governor Doug Ducey today announced that the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) has been awarded two federally-funded Second Chance Act grants to conduct projects that will support his priority of reducing recidivism.

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