ADCRR Press Releases

January 14, 2022

The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation, and Reentry strongly supports Governor Doug Ducey’s Executive Budget that focuses on our front-line officers. ADCRR currently has more than 1,800 vacant correctional officer positions at our prison complexes. The Executive Budget proposes $129.6M for pay increases for these and other key positions.

January 7, 2022

(PHOENIX)— The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry announced today it has selected CoreCivic to house up to 2,706 adult prisoners in its La Palma Correctional Center in Eloy.

The announcement of the selection is the latest in a series of steps the Department has taken in the deactivation of the aging Florence prison, Arizona’s oldest correctional facility from 1904.

January 7, 2022

(Phoenix) — The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation, and Reentry (ADCRR) is offering booster shots to inmates who have been fully immunized.  The booster shot will help improve immunity against COVID-19, including new variants.   The boosters are currently being rolled out across all ten state prison complexes as well as ADCRR’s six private contract facilities.  Booster shots have additionally been offered onsite at each state prison facility to ADCRR officers and professional staff who have been fully immunized.    

December 3, 2021

(PHOENIX) — The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry today announced enhanced new safety measures after an exhaustive review of events related to the escape of two medium custody inmates earlier this year.  

“Public safety is always our top priority,” said David Shinn, ADCRR Director. “In order to safeguard against such an event happening in the future, we immediately began a wide-ranging, in-depth review and investigation into the circumstances surrounding the escape and we have implemented several system-wide changes going forward.” 

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