ADCRR Press Releases

February 13, 2015

Berry Larson, the Warden at the Winslow state prison complex has been elected to the Winslow Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. “I am so excited to represent ADC and to work on behalf of the Winslow community as a board member, Larson said. “No matter where I go, if I say I live in Winslow, Arizona a song comes to mind”

February 10, 2015

A 17-year old Prescott girl with diminished mental capacity was safely located Monday morning by a K-9 team from the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) called to assist the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office for the overnight search near Prescott.

December 22, 2014

A comprehensive report issued by an independent review team concludes that the July 23, 2014 execution of inmate Joseph Wood, ADC#086279, was handled appropriately by the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC). It confirms that the inmate was “heavily sedated” and “totally unresponsive to stimuli” shortly after the execution drug protocol was administered, and throughout the entire process. The independent review was commissioned immediately following the execution and resulted from concerns about the length of time required for the inmate to be pronounced dead and the reflexive breathing exhibited by the inmate prior to his death.

November 19, 2014

Arizona Department of Corrections “Elves” are hard at work rounding up new, unwrapped toys for the annual Toy Drive sponsored by the state prison complex in Tucson. For 2014, Corrections staff are coordinating with Myers-Ganoung Elementary School in Tucson to assist low-income families in making sure kids get toys for the holidays. In addition to the families “adopted” in cooperation with the school, Corrections personnel will collect and distribute as many toys as possible to those in need.