COVID-19 Management Updates

June 11, 2021

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, REHABILITATION AND REENTRY

Over 72% of ADCRR Inmates Fully Vaccinated

(PHOENIX)— The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry (ADCRR) continues to offer COVID-19 vaccines to inmates at its state as well as private prison facilities.  

More than  26,000 inmates, or 72.52% of the population, are fully vaccinated.  The Department has received 44,880 doses thus far from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and has administered a total of 44,891 first and second dose vaccines at our ten state prison complexes to date. The private prisons have administered a total of 10,473 vaccines to date. We will continue to offer the vaccines as they are allocated to the Department.

COVID-19 data continues to be updated on ADCRR’s dashboard at: https://corrections.az.gov/adcrr-covid-19-dashboard. Please note the data on the dashboard is cumulative back to February 2020.  For the latest regarding ADCRR’s COVID-19 management strategy, please visit: https://corrections.az.gov/covid-19-management-updates.

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June 4, 2021

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, REHABILITATION AND REENTRY

Over 71% of ADCRR Inmates Fully Vaccinated

(PHOENIX) - Nearly 26,000 inmates, or 71.37% of the population, are fully vaccinated.  The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry (ADCRR) continues to offer COVID-19 vaccines to inmates at its state as well as private prison facilities. The Department has received 44,880 doses thus far from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and has administered a total of 44,452 first and second dose vaccines at our ten state prison complexes to date. The private prisons have administered a total of 10,357 vaccines to date. We will continue to offer the vaccines as they are allocated to the Department.

COVID-19 data continues to be updated on ADCRR’s dashboard at: https://corrections.az.gov/adcrr-covid-19-dashboard.  Please note the data on the dashboard is cumulative back to February 2020.  For the latest regarding ADCRR’s COVID-19 management strategy, please visit: https://corrections.az.gov/covid-19-management-updates.

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May 28, 2021

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, REHABILITATION AND REENTRY

More Than 70% of ADCRR Inmate Population Now Fully Vaccinated

(PHOENIX) - In partnership with Centurion, our medical healthcare vendor, we are pleased to announce that more than 25,000 inmates, or 70.4% of the population, are fully vaccinated.  The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry (ADCRR) continues to offer COVID-19 vaccines to inmates at its state as well as private prison facilities. The Department has received 44,880 doses thus far from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and has administered a total of 44,215 first and second dose vaccines at our ten state prison complexes to date. Additionally, the private prisons have administered a total of 10,273 vaccines to date. We will continue to offer the vaccines as they are allocated to the Department and will continue to provide weekly updates on the total number of vaccines administered.

COVID-19 data continues to be updated on ADCRR’s dashboard at: https://corrections.az.gov/adcrr-covid-19-dashboard.  Please note the data on the dashboard is cumulative back to February 2020.  For the latest regarding ADCRR’s COVID-19 management strategy, please visit: https://corrections.az.gov/covid-19-management-updates.

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May 27, 2021

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 ADCRR Begins Phased Reopening With In-Person Visits

 

(PHOENIX)— The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry (ADCRR) is resuming in-person visitation and launching a phased reopening of inmate work programs.

In-person visitations will resume June 19, 2021. Visits will be limited to two adult visitors and one minor child, or three people. The phased reopening also recommences in-person attorney visits, volunteer service activities and the Department’s Second Chance Centers.  

The resumption of work programs is scheduled to begin the week of June 6, which initiates a phased rollout of work programs over the next two months. All returning inmate crews will be monitored closely in collaboration with Centurion, ADCRR’s contracted medical vendor.  

“We recognize the significant challenges and sacrifices that everyone has experienced over the past year and I want to particularly thank Governor Doug Ducey and Dr. Cara Christ, Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), for their continued support and timely resources,” said ADCRR Director David Shinn. “We appreciate everyone’s patience as we reopen in phases and continue to follow state and CDC guidelines for congregate care settings to protect those in our custody.”

For more details on the phased reopening, please click on the following link here

 

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May 21, 2021

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, REHABILITATION AND REENTRY

ADCRR Has Administered Over 53,000 Vaccines to Inmates

(PHOENIX) - The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry (ADCRR) continues to offer COVID-19 vaccines to inmates at its state as well as private prison facilities. The Department has received 43,580 doses thus far from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and has administered a total of 43,587 first and second dose vaccines at our ten state prison complexes to date. Additionally, the private prisons have administered a total of 9,792 vaccines to date. We will continue to offer the vaccines as they are allocated to the Department and will continue to provide weekly updates on the total number of vaccines administered.

COVID-19 data continues to be updated on the ADCRR dashboard at: https://corrections.az.gov/adcrr-covid-19-dashboard.  Please note the data on the dashboard is cumulative back to February 2020.  For the latest regarding ADCRR’s COVID-19 management strategy, please visit: https://corrections.az.gov/covid-19-management-updates.

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May 14, 2021

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, REHABILITATION AND REENTRY

ADCRR Has Administered Over 44,000 Vaccines to Inmates

(PHOENIX) - The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry (ADCRR) continues to offer COVID-19 vaccines to inmates at its state as well as private prison facilities. The Department has received 43,580 doses thus far from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and has administered a total of 36,494 first and second dose vaccines at our ten state prison complexes to date. Additionally, the private prisons have administered a total of 8,095 vaccines to date. We will continue to offer the vaccines as they are allocated to the Department and will continue to provide weekly updates on the total number of vaccines administered.

COVID-19 data continues to be updated on ADCRR’s dashboard at: https://corrections.az.gov/adcrr-covid-19-dashboard.  Please note the data on the dashboard is cumulative back to February 2020.  For the latest regarding ADCRR’s COVID-19 management strategy, please visit: https://corrections.az.gov/covid-19-management-updates.

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May 7, 2021

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, REHABILITATION AND REENTRY

ADCRR Has Administered Nearly 28,000 Vaccines to Inmates

(PHOENIX) - The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry (ADCRR) continues to offer COVID-19 vaccines to inmates at its state as well as private prison facilities. The Department has received 31,580 doses thus far from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and has administered 22,795 vaccines at our ten state prison complexes to date. Additionally, the private prisons have administered 5,179 vaccines. We will continue to offer the vaccines as they are allocated to the Department and will continue to provide weekly updates on the total number of vaccines administered.

COVID-19 data continues to be updated on ADCRR’s dashboard at: https://corrections.az.gov/adcrr-covid-19-dashboard.  Please note the data on the dashboard is cumulative back to February 2020.  For the latest regarding ADCRR’s COVID-19 management strategy, please visit: https://corrections.az.gov/covid-19-management-updates.

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April 30, 2021

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, REHABILITATION AND REENTRY

ADCRR Has Administered Over 27,500 Vaccines to Inmates

(PHOENIX) - The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry (ADCRR) continues to offer COVID-19 vaccines to inmates at its state as well as private prison facilities. The Department has received 31,180 doses thus far from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and has administered 22,575 vaccines at our ten state prison complexes to date. Additionally, the private prisons have administered 5,079 vaccines. We will continue to offer the vaccines as they are allocated to the Department and will continue to provide weekly updates on the total number of vaccines administered.

COVID-19 data continues to be updated on ADCRR’s dashboard at: https://corrections.az.gov/adcrr-covid-19-dashboard.  Please note the data on the dashboard is cumulative back to February 2020.  For the latest regarding ADCRR’s COVID-19 management strategy, please visit: https://corrections.az.gov/covid-19-management-updates.

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April 23, 2021

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, REHABILITATION AND REENTRY

ADCRR Has Administered Over 25,000 Vaccines to Inmates

(PHOENIX) —The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry (ADCRR) continues to offer COVID-19 vaccines to inmates at its state as well as private prison facilities. The Department has received 27,980 doses thus far from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and has administered 21,193 vaccines at our ten state prison complexes to date. Additionally, the private prisons have administered 4,511 vaccines. We will continue to offer the vaccines as they are allocated to the Department and will continue to provide weekly updates on the total number of vaccines administered.

COVID-19 data continues to be updated on ADCRR’s dashboard at: https://corrections.az.gov/adcrr-covid-19-dashboard.  Please note the data on the dashboard is cumulative back to February 2020.  For the latest regarding ADCRR’s COVID-19 management strategy, please visit: https://corrections.az.gov/covid-19-management-updates.

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April 16, 2021

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, REHABILITATION AND REENTRY

ADCRR Has Administered More Than 18,000 Vaccines to Inmates

(PHOENIX) —The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry (ADCRR) continues to offer COVID-19 vaccines to inmates at its state as well as private prison facilities. The Department has received 19,980 doses thus far from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and has administered 13,903 vaccines at our ten state prison complexes to date. Additionally, the private prisons have administered 4,233 vaccines. We will continue to offer the vaccines as they are allocated to the Department and will continue to provide weekly updates on the total number of vaccines administered.

COVID-19 data continues to be updated on ADCRR’s dashboard at: https://corrections.az.gov/adcrr-covid-19-dashboard.  Please note the data on the dashboard is cumulative back to February 2020.  For the latest regarding ADCRR’s COVID-19 management strategy, please visit: https://corrections.az.gov/covid-19-management-updates.

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April 9, 2021

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, REHABILITATION AND REENTRY

ADCRR Has Administered More Than 12,000 Vaccines to Inmates

(PHOENIX) - The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry (ADCRR) continues to offer COVID-19 vaccines to inmates at its state as well as private prison facilities. The Department has received 11,690 doses thus far from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and has administered 10,091 vaccines at our ten state prison complexes to date. Additionally, the private prisons have administered 1,964 vaccines. We will continue to offer the vaccines as they are allocated to the Department and will continue to provide weekly updates on the total number of vaccines administered.

COVID-19 data continues to be updated on ADCRR’s dashboard at: https://corrections.az.gov/adcrr-covid-19-dashboard.  Please note the data on the dashboard is cumulative back to February 2020.  For the latest regarding ADCRR’s COVID-19 management strategy, please visit: https://corrections.az.gov/covid-19-management-updates.

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April 2, 2021

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, REHABILITATION AND REENTRY

ADCRR Inmates Have Received Over 6,800 Vaccines

(PHOENIX) - The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry (ADCRR) continues to offer COVID-19 vaccines to inmates at its state as well as private prison facilities. The Department has received 6,540 doses thus far from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and has administered 5,499 vaccines to date. Additionally, the private prisons have administered 1,361 vaccines. We will continue to offer the vaccines as they are allocated to the Department and will provide weekly updates on the total number of vaccines administered.

COVID-19 data continues to be updated on ADCRR’s dashboard at: https://corrections.az.gov/adcrr-covid-19-dashboard.  Please note the data on the dashboard is cumulative back to February 2020.  For the latest regarding ADCRR’s COVID-19 management strategy, please visit: https://corrections.az.gov/covid-19-management-updates.

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March 26, 2021

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, REHABILITATION AND REENTRY

COVID-19 Inmate Vaccines Update

(PHOENIX)—The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry (ADCRR) is offering COVID-19 vaccines to inmates at its 10 state complexes as well as private prison facilities. The Department has received 3,940 doses thus far from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and has administered 3,337 total vaccines to date. Additionally, the private prisons have administered 1,034 vaccines to date. Currently, ADCRR has an inmate population of 36,768. We will continue to offer the vaccines as they are allocated to the Department and will be providing weekly updates on the total number of vaccines administered.

“We are grateful for the support of Governor Doug Ducey and our ongoing collaboration with ADHS Director, Dr. Cara Christ, in offering our inmate population the vaccine, especially those who are at higher risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19,” said ADCRR Director David Shinn. “ADCRR continues to work closely with ADHS to ensure that inmates interested in receiving the vaccine are given the opportunity to do so. It is another significant step towards keeping inmates, correctional employees and our communities safe.”

COVID-19 data continues to be updated on ADCRR’s dashboard at: https://corrections.az.gov/adcrr-covid-19-dashboard.  Please note the data on the dashboard is cumulative back to February 2020.  For the latest regarding ADCRR’s COVID-19 management strategy, please visit: https://corrections.az.gov/covid-19-management-updates.

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January 15, 2021

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, REHABILITATION AND REENTRY

COVID-19 Management Strategy Update

(PHOENIX) — COVID-19 vaccinations are underway at ASPC-Perryville for correctional officers who are part of the 1B protective services personnel group. The officers began receiving the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccination on a voluntary basis early this morning. Next Monday, vaccinations will also begin at ASPC-Perryville for Centurion healthcare workers who are part of the 1A frontline healthcare group.  Centurion is the health care provider for the ADCRR inmate population. Many Centurion healthcare providers serving ADCRR complexes have already received vaccines through state run POD locations, with some having completed the two-dose series. ADCRR Correctional Officers are also eligible to receive the vaccine through the POD locations that are available in each Arizona county, such as the 24/7 vaccine POD located at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.   

As ADCRR facilities acquire additional vaccines, distribution will begin for correctional officers (1B) and healthcare workers (1A) at other complexes. ADCRR has also formulated a comprehensive distribution plan in close collaboration with ADHS for the vaccination of inmates, starting with individuals based on age or medical conditions most at risk for complications if infected by COVID-19.   The anticipated administering of vaccines to our vulnerable inmate population is dependent on the number of vaccines received, and locations where they are received.  Receiving the vaccine is voluntary.  

In another proactive step against COVID-19, on Tuesday, January 19, ADCRR will begin offering a second round of widespread PCR testing to its nearly 38,000 inmates. The testing, in collaboration with the Arizona Department of Health Services, will take place at all 10 complexes as well as ADCRR’s private prison facilities. Last August, ADCRR became one of only a handful of state correctional agencies in the nation to mass test their entire inmate population and continues to remain in this category with a second round of mass testing.

The broad testing allows the department to identify asymptomatic spread and then isolate and group inmates as needed to mitigate COVID-19 spread in its facilities. Each test is then recorded in the individual inmate’s medical record. More than 85,000 inmate tests have been conducted across our state and contract prison facilities since COVID-19 emerged last year.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Department has been in compliance with CDC and ADHS guidelines in taking broad-steps to mitigate the risk and impact of COVID-19 in all of our facilities. Keeping our staff, inmates and communities safe continues to be our top priority. 

COVID-19 data continues to be updated on ADCRR’s dashboard at https://corrections.az.gov/adcrr-covid-19-dashboard. Please note the data on the dashboard is cumulative back to February.  For the latest regarding ADCRR’s COVID-19 management strategy, please also visit: https://corrections.az.gov/covid-19-management-updates.


 

December 28, 2020

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, REHABILITATION AND REENTRY

COVID-19 Management Strategy Update


(PHOENIX)—The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry will soon begin a second round of COVID-19 testing for nearly 38,000 inmates and will make available 4,000 rapid virus tests for staff.

“Since March, more than 85,000 inmate tests have been conducted across our state and contract prison facilities,” said David Shinn, Director of ADCRR.  “The health of our inmates and staff is a top priority and we continue to take proactive steps to mitigate the spread of the virus.”

The second round of inmate testing will begin in January in collaboration with the Arizona Department of Health Services. The rapid testing for staff will be deployed on an as needed basis.

In August 2020, ADCRR became one of only a handful of state correctional agencies in the nation to mass test their entire inmate population.  Mass testing allows the department to identify asymptomatic spread and then isolate and group inmates as needed to mitigate COVID-19 spread in its facilities. Each test is then recorded in the individual inmate’s medical record.  

In addition, ADCRR has obtained from ADHS, 4,000 BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Card Rapid Antigen tests produced by Abbott. The self-contained nasal-swab tests offer results within 15 minutes through a mobile app that will securely show a positive or negative result.

The rapid testing capability will be available to staff members including health care providers for the state’s inmate population, correction officers, professional staff, and contract staff. Training for the medical staff administering the tests will take place this week and is being offered by the Arizona Army National Guard.  Utilization of the rapid tests will begin after the training is complete.

“We are grateful to Governor Doug Ducey, ADHS, and the Arizona Army National Guard for their tremendous assistance in obtaining the tests and training our health care professionals who provide medical care to our inmates,” said Shinn. “Because of these valuable partnerships, we are also able to deploy the latest developments in rapid testing to our staff members so we can continue to take the appropriate steps in identifying and mitigating the spread of the virus in our facilities.”  

Health care professionals for the Department’s inmate population have also completed the process of becoming certified to administer COVID-19 vaccines and are ready to administer the vaccines during the appropriate phases.

ADCRR continues to remain vigilant on all fronts with robust COVID-19 management strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19 at its statewide facilities. PPE and cleaning supplies are in stock, used daily, distributed to the units as needed and restocked accordingly.; The Department continues to follow CDC and ADHS guidelines for correctional facilities and has done so throughout the pandemic.

COVID-19 data continues to be updated on ADCRR’s dashboard at https://corrections.az.gov/adcrr-covid-19-dashboard. Please note the data on the dashboard is cumulative back to February.  For the latest regarding ADCRR’s COVID-19 management strategy, please also visit: https://corrections.az.gov/covid-19-management-updates.


 

December 23, 2020

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, REHABILITATION AND REENTRY

COVID-19 Management Strategy Update

(PHOENIX) - The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry is announcing the expansion of its intake capacity to address the rise in COVID-19 positive inmates being transferred from county jails.

After inmates are sentenced for their offenses, they are transferred from the custody of county jails to state prisons. COVID-19 positive inmates are kept together, separate from COVID-19 negative inmates, to help prevent transmission and keep the general population healthy. Since March, ADCRR has received more than 6,850 intakes from Arizona's 15 counties.

"With the expansion of our intake capabilities, we are able to continue to accommodate the expanding needs of our public safety partners as COVID-19 cases rise across our state," said David Shinn, ADCRR Director. "We continue to group those who test positive for the virus together upon intake, so they can receive appropriate care and medical clearance before entering into the general inmate population."

The additional intake center located at ASPC-Lewis Morey Unit will provide temporary housing for an additional 200 intakes who will be housed in a newly renovated cell environment, where they will receive services such as food delivery directly to their housing location. Each inmate housing unit at Morey includes newly configured swing doors with detention grade locks. Each unit building also includes new fire alarm systems and environmental controls (HVAC systems).

"I'm grateful to our correctional officers and professional staff that continue to define what ADCRR excellence is all about as we work to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities," said Shinn.

Previously, on August 27, 2020, ADCRR opened a third intake center at the Rincon Unit at ASPC - Tucson, which provides temporary housing for 193 inmates.

COVID-19 data continues to be updated on ADCRR's dashboard at https://corrections.az.gov/adcrr-covid-19-dashboard. Please note the data on the dashboard is cumulative back to February. For the latest regarding ADCRR's COVID-19 management strategy, please also visit: https://corrections.az.gov/covid-19-management-updates.
 


 

December 8, 2020

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, REHABILITATION AND REENTRY

COVID-19 Management Strategy Update

(PHOENIX)As we are seeing higher numbers of COVID-19 cases in communities across the country, we are also seeing an increase in cases within our inmate population and those arriving from counties as new admissions.  In response, testing was conducted recently at ASPC – Florence Globe Unit and ASPC- Yuma La Paz Unit, with 655 of those tests at La Paz coming back as positive. The testing of the populations at these units allows ADCRR to swiftly cohort, compartmentalize, and provide medical care.  The La Paz Unit currently houses a total of 1,066 inmates. 

Our staff, inmates and the community’s safety remains our top priority.  ADCRR continues to be vigilant in implementing robust COVID-19 management strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in all of its facilities. We are working closely with the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).  Each prison facility had an onsite survey completed by the ADHS Infection Control Assessment and Response team which continues to be available to offer assistance.

Inmates who test positive are currently being housed separately from the rest of the unit. Comprehensive inmate services, including meals, required medication, and medical services are being brought directly to their housing location.  They will not be allowed back into the general population until they have been medically cleared.

La Paz Unit inmates who did not test positive for COVID-19 are also being cohorted separately and are kept away from the general inmate population at the facility.  Enhanced cleaning and sanitation throughout ASPC-Yuma is occurring continuously.  

  • Per CDC guidance for correctional facilities, all ADCRR inmates have been provided face coverings for their use.  All inmates are required to wear face coverings upon leaving their immediate living area.  All prison complex staff are also required to wear cloth face coverings.  
  • We are also in the process of preparing for the approval and distribution of a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine in the coming months. The health care professionals who provide medical services to the Department's inmate population are in the process of being certified to administer COVID-19 vaccines as soon as supplies become available.
  • Each day, all employees entering any Arizona prison complex continue to undergo required temperature and symptom checks at each facility.  All incoming admissions are tested at our intake facilities like ASPC-Phoenix, where we receive new inmate commitments from the county jails and where they are cohorted and monitored for 14 days prior to intra-system movement.
  • ADCRR is one of only a handful of state correctional agencies in the country to mass test their entire inmate population. ADCRR, in collaboration with ADHS, has conducted onsite PCR testing of inmates at all of its statewide facilities, which exceeds the level of testing occurring in the community outside of our facilities.
  • ADCRR continues to isolate and test inmates with flu-like symptoms and continues to re-test as needed.  If necessary, inmates are transported to the hospital should they require higher levels of care. 

COVID-19 data continues to be updated on ADCRR’s dashboard at https://corrections.az.gov/adcrr-covid-19-dashboard.  Please note the data on the dashboard is cumulative back to February. For the latest regarding ADCRR’s COVID-19 management strategy, please also visit: https://corrections.az.gov/covid-19-management-updates.

 


 

October 22, 2020

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, REHABILITATION AND REENTRY

COVID-19 Management Strategy Update

(PHOENIX) - Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation, and Reentry has taken significant actions to mitigate the risk and impacts of COVID-19 in its facilities. Keeping our staff, inmates, and communities safe continues to be our top priority.

To help protect the health of each inmate, staff member, family member, or friend inside the facility, contact visits will remain temporarily suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic until it is deemed safe to reopen the visitation process.  Video visitation will continue for those inmates who have visitation privileges. Inmates continue to be eligible for one 30-minute video visit per week to allow as many inmates as possible to participate. No fees are associated with the video visitation.

In the future, when in-person visitation is allowed, we will make advance notice to the inmates, family members, and or friends.

To get the latest information about ADCRR’s response to COVID-19, please visit our website, https://corrections.az.gov/


 

September 10, 2020

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, REHABILITATION AND REENTRY

COVID-19 Management Strategy Update

(PHOENIX) - The suspension of legal and non-legal visitation at all Arizona prison complexes remains in effect.  We will continue to re-evaluate the suspension on a month by month basis.

Existing ADCRR policies for phone calls and written letters will remain in effect. During this period, CenturyLink will continue to provide inmates with two additional 15-minute phone calls per week, free of charge.

Video visitation will also continue for those inmates who have visitation privileges. Inmates continue to be eligible for one 30-minute video visit per week in order to allow as many inmates as possible to participate. No fees are associated with the video visitations.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department has taken significant actions to mitigate the risk and impacts of COVID-19 in its facilities. Keeping our staff, inmates and communities safe continues to be our top priority.

COVID-19 data continues to be updated on ADCRR’s dashboard at https://corrections.az.gov/adcrr-covid-19-dashboard.  For the latest regarding ADCRR’s COVID-19 management strategy, please visit: https://corrections.az.gov/.

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August 6, 2020

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, REHABILITATION AND REENTRY

COVID-19 Management Strategy Update

(PHOENIX) - Effective August 13, 2020, the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry will be further extending the suspension of legal and non-legal visitation at all Arizona prison complexes, through September 13, 2020. At that time, we will continue to re-evaluate the suspension on a month by month basis.

Existing ADCRR policies for phone calls and written letters will remain in effect. During this period, CenturyLink will continue to provide inmates with two additional 15-minute phone calls per week, free of charge.

Video visitation will also continue for those inmates who have visitation privileges. Inmates continue to be eligible for one 30-minute video visit per week in order to allow as many inmates as possible to participate. No fees are associated with the video visitations.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department has taken significant actions to mitigate the risk and impacts of COVID-19 in its facilities. Keeping our staff, inmates and communities safe continues to be our top priority.

To get the latest information about ADCRR’s response to COVID-19, please visit our website, https://corrections.az.gov/ and @AZCorrections on Twitter


 

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