ADC Press Releases

June 7, 2018

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.

June 6, 2018

The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) and the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) today released a new video on the state’s Second Chance Centers, which are providing pre-release services and training to high-risk-to-recidivate inmates at the Lewis, Tucson, and Perryville prisons.

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 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.