ADCRR Press Releases

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.

January 18, 2019

The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) has awarded a contract to deliver inmate correctional healthcare services to Centurion of Arizona, LLC. The award concludes the Request for Proposal (RFP) solicitation process that began June 1, 2018. During the RFP process, five bid proposals were received by the department. The department evaluated all submitted proposals, and concluded Centurion’s offer to be the most competitive and in the state’s best interest. As a result, ADC accepted Centurion’s bid of $204,709,753 million annually (or $16.604 per inmate per day) to provide comprehensive inmate healthcare services at ADC’s ten state-run prison facilities. The contract is for two (2) years with three (3) one-year renewal options.

December 26, 2018

The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) is pleased to report that a hostage incident that took place earlier today at ASPC-Lewis/Rast Unit has been safely resolved with no injuries. Around 8:15 a.m., maximum-custody inmate Timothy Monk, #068675, took a male library employee hostage using a prison-made blade-type weapon in an apparent demand to leave the complex. ADC Tactical Support Unit (TSU) personnel were immediately deployed on-site and contained the situation to a room within the law library. Personnel engaged the inmate in conversation while options to resolve the incident were formulated with, ideally, as little force as necessary. Shortly after 10:30 a.m., TSU personnel deployed a diversionary device into the library and used less-than-lethal force on the inmate, while our team successfully secured the safety of our employee. The inmate was immediately taken into custody. No injuries were sustained during the incident.

September 27, 2018

The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) is pleased to announce that fugitive inmate Naomis A. Winfrey, 45, ADC #099755, was successfully apprehended without incident and returned to state custody. “ADC is grateful for the incredible partnership and effort by members of our Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the U.S. Marshals Service Task Force to quickly track down and apprehend inmate Winfrey and safely return him to state custody,” said ADC Director Charles L. Ryan. Task Force members, tracking Winfrey in a vehicle, conducted a traffic stop Wednesday evening shortly before 7:00 p.m. at the northbound Black Canyon Freeway access road and Highland Avenue in Phoenix. Task Force members converged on the vehicle and secured Winfrey. Winfrey is now in custody at ASPC-Phoenix and will likely face new criminal charges and additional time as a result of his actions.

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