ADC Press Releases

April 6, 2018

Criminal investigators with the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) are investigating the death of inmate Joel K. Barr, 67, ADC #180015, as a suspected homicide. Barr was transported to Chandler Regional Hospital on Wednesday, March 28 after he approached ADC staff at his medium-custody assigned housing unit at ASPC-Eyman displaying facial injuries sustained from an apparent assault.

April 6, 2018

Criminal investigators with the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) are investigating the death of inmate Mark L. Johnson, 34, ADC #124185, as a suspected homicide. ADC personnel and responding paramedics performed life saving measures on inmate Johnson on Sunday, March 25 when officers discovered him at approximately 6:44 p.m. unresponsive in his assigned bunk of his medium-custody housing unit at ASPC-Lewis with injuries consistent with a physical altercation.

April 4, 2018

The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) has released a new video profiling the important role the Correctional Officer III position has in the department and the positive impact these employees can have on inmates. ADC is looking for qualified and motivated people to join the Department's diverse group of professionals, who play a vital role in ensuring public safety and protecting Arizona's communities. College graduates are eligible to apply for available Correctional Officer III positions.

March 26, 2018

The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) today welcomed Governor Ducey’s signing of House Bill 2189, legislation that will help the state continue forward in its goal of improving inmate reentry and reducing recidivism. The bill, sponsored by Representative Paul Boyer and signed into law by Governor Ducey on Friday, increases the balance that a wage-earning inmate accumulates in their dedicated discharge account and allows inmates to use money in their account prior to release for items and services that they will need immediately upon release from state prison.

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