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Arizona

FAMM has been working in Arizona since 2019 and will continue in 2024. We are working closely with incredible local advocates and coalition partners to support Home Confinement and Prison Oversight. Arizona has some of the harshest sentencing laws in the country, and its prison system has been mired in scandal and disorder for more than a decade. A federal court recently declared that Arizona’s prison healthcare is so deficient it violates the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Arizona prisons desperately need oversight.

 

Ask Arizona lawmakers to create compassionate release

To get involved in Arizona, sign up for our emails, or contact Bryan Widenhouse, Senior Policy Associate at bwidenhouse@famm.org.

2024 Priority Legislation

How You Can Advocate for Sentencing Reform in Arizona

You can do several things to work toward reforming Arizona’s sentencing laws.

Latest News:

FAMM applauds Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs’s appointment of members of the independent prison oversight commission

Saturday, April 29, 2023

For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org  FAMM applauds Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs’s appointment of members to the independent prison oversight commission  PHOENIX – Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs recently announced the members of her Prison Oversight Commission, which will deliver recommendations about how the independent body should run later this year. Governor Hobbs established the commission through an … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs plan to introduce independent prison oversight

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org FAMM releases statement following Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs plan to introduce independent prison oversight PHOENIX – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement after Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs introduced a plan for independent prison oversight in the state. “We applaud Governor Hobbs for taking this important step to … Read More

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FAMM to host virtual panel, “The Challenges to Passing Independent Prison Oversight in the States” on April 13

Thursday, April 7, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org   FAMM to host virtual panel, “The Challenges to Passing Independent Prison Oversight in the States” on April 13   WASHINGTON – FAMM is hosting a virtual panel, “The Challenges to Passing Independent Prison Oversight in the States” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13. Our nation’s state prisons … Read More

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