Mission Statement


Agency Vision

Safer communities through effective corrections.


Agency Mission

To serve and protect the people of Arizona by securely incarcerating convicted felons, by providing structured programming designed to support inmate accountability and successful community reintegration, and by providing effective supervision for those offenders conditionally released from prison.

Agency Core Values

P = Professionalism: Modeling the ideal

R = Responsibility: Owning your actions

I = Integrity: Doing the right thing

C = Courage: Taking action despite fear

E = Efficiency: Making every action count

Agency Guiding Principles

  • We have the legal and operational responsibility to be accountable and responsive to the judicial, legislative, and executive branches of government; to our employees; to inmates; and most importantly, to the citizens of Arizona.

  • We value honesty and integrity in our relationships, and we place a high priority on quality of services and development of teamwork, trust, and open communication.

  • We make fiscally sound, measurable decisions, and respond effectively to the changing demands placed upon the agency by stakeholders, citizens, and their representatives.

  • We maintain an environment that is humane and equitable to both employees and inmates, utilizing a grievance and disciplinary system that is consistently administered and fosters due process.

  • We develop, encourage, recognize, and reward professional performance and growth by employees at all levels.


Agency Strategic Plan

For additional information concerning strategic issues, goals, and performance measures, refer to the Agency Strategic Plan.


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