ADC Press Releases

May 8, 2018

The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) has signed a one-year extension of its existing contract with Corizon for inmate healthcare services, effective from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. The contract amendment enacts increased accountability measures for the vendor, including additional staffing offsets and sanctions. It also provides for 40 additional full-time healthcare staff positions and $5.1 million in Hepatitis C medication. The amendment and competition impracticable documents are posted publicly on the state’s ProcureAZ.gov website.

May 2, 2018

The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) today released the Disturbance Assessment Report and Operational Review Report on the March 1 major disturbance at ASPC-Yuma’s medium-custody Cheyenne Unit. Immediately following the disturbance, ADC Director Charles Ryan appointed a team of experienced ADC corrections professionals to conduct a comprehensive operational assessment of the incident and the Yuma prison. The assessment included criminal and administrative investigations covering incident response, property damage, administration performance, inmate programs, and hundreds of interviews of inmates and prison staff.

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.

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