ADCRR Press Releases

July 25, 2019

Criminal Investigators with the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) today arrested two formerly-employed correctional officers, suspected of having a complicit role in helping to facilitate and cover up an inmate-on-inmate assault on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 while on duty. Javier Chavez and Alfredo Reyes were arrested as they arrived to work at the close-custody ASPC-Tucson/Cimarron Unit. Both resigned following their arrest.

June 21, 2019

The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) has released a new video in its “Second Chances” series, this one featuring the wide-range of inmate educational programs provided within the Department. ADC is helping to create positive change in the lives of inmates with accredited, high-quality educational opportunities throughout prisons in the State of Arizona.

June 18, 2019

Water service at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Yuma has been fully restored to all units this afternoon and water conservation measures have been lifted.

Storage tank water levels have been replenished as a result of the successful replacement of the first pump earlier today. Work to replace the second pump will continue and is expected to be completed on Tuesday.

June 16, 2019

The Arizona State Prison Complex in Yuma is currently employing water conservation measures after dual pump failures have limited the availability to draw from wells on-site. The prison has limited water service to housing units to conserve available water resources. The Dakota, La Paz, and Cibola Units do not have inmate showers, sinks, toilets, or laundry in service at this time. The Cocopah and Cheyenne Units have water service for drinking water, sinks, toilets, and evaporative cooling, but showers and laundry are not available.