State of Arizona Resources

Supporting materials for the Private Prisons: the Public's Problem by and about the State of Arizona.

2010 Auditor General's Report on ADOC

A 2010 performance audit of the Arizona Department of Corrections  that explores various options available to address prison overcrowding and budget issues.

ADOC Data 2011

A 2011 report from the Department of Corrections on such issues as prison populations, staffing levels, and assaults.

ADOC 2005 Study on Recidivism

The most recent Arizona Department of Corrections study of recidivism.

ADOC Response to PRR

The Arizona Department of Corrections response to AFSC’s public records request regarding private prisons in Arizona.

ADOC Report on Kingman Escapes

Internal  Arizona Department of Corrections investigation into the escapes from the Kingman private prison in 2010.

Auditor General Sunset Factors

A review of the performance of the Arizona Department of Corrections performed as part of the periodic “sunset review” process.

Audit on Arizona Department of Corrections Oversight of Security Operations

A 2011 performance audit of the Arizona Department of Corrections that explores the issue of oversight of the state’s private prisons.

Turning the Corner

A report on the need and prospects of sentencing reform in Arizona by Judy Greene, national expert with Justice Strategies.  The report was commissioned and released by the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ).

Buried Alive: Solitary Confinement in Arizona’s Prisons and Jails

A 2007 report by AFSC-Arizona staff Matthew Lowen and Caroline Isaacs on the use of long term solitary confinement in various correctional facilities in Arizona. 

Cure Notice to MTC

This is the “Cure Notice” letter sent to Management and Training Corporation by ADC Director Charles Ryan regarding unresolved safety problems in the Kingman facility after the escapes in 2010.

ADOC Private Prison Review

A summary of the safety inspections of 4 state-contracted private prisons after the escapes from Kingman in 2010.

FY2012 Executive Budget Summary

Governor Jan Brewer’s summary of her budget plan for FY 2012, which requests $68 million for new private prison beds and state-operated maximum security beds.

Arizona Department of Corrections Security Assessment of the Kingman Prison

Arizona Department of Corrections, ASP- Kingman Security Assessment, August 4-6, 2010.  Reviews security lapses that led to the escape of three prisoners.  Reports that the alarm system “is not functioning properly, is not maintained properly, it is not monitored correctly, and it is not tested properly.”  Also refers to the inexperience and lack of training of staff:  “Finding staff with 2 or more years of service is rare.

Arizona DOC FY 2008 Cost Comparison Report

ADC’s cost comparison study of the state’s public and private prisons for fiscal year 2008.

Arizona DOC FY 2009 Cost Comparison Report

ADC’s cost comparison study of the state’s public and private prisons for fiscal year 2009.

Arizona DOC FY 2010 Cost Comparison Report

ADC’s cost comparison study of the state’s public and private prisons for fiscal year 2010.

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