Help cut Arizona’s prison population in half and combat racism in the criminal legal system. 

Join the ACLU of Arizona’s Smart Justice Campaign to advocate for safe and sensible reform that puts people, not prisons, first.

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Prison is a brutal, costly, and ineffective response to crime.

 

It does not provide an environment for rehabilitation — it traumatizes incarcerated people, hurts families, and fractures communities. 

 

In Arizona, decades of bad policies have resulted in the fifth highest incarceration rate in the United States and costs Arizona taxpayers more than $1 billion every year. This harmful system has torn families apart with Black and Brown Arizonans being disproportionately impacted. 

The ACLU of Arizona’s Smart Justice campaign is dedicated to making Arizona a state that invests in people, not prisons. Our movement spans neighborhoods, courts, the ballot box, and the halls of the legislature.  It is led by people who are currently or formerly incarcerated, families impacted by mass incarceration, community organizers, attorneys, and people like you.

Join the fight to safely reduce Arizona’s jail and prison population by 50% and help us combat racism in the criminal legal system. 

2022 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
Learn about Smart Justice priorities at the legislature in 2022.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Drinks, Jams, Justice: Glendale
    Tue, Aug 23
    Manuel's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
    Aug 23, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM MST
    Manuel's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, 5670 W Peoria Ave, Glendale, AZ 85302
    Join us for drinks, music, and free food while learning about the importance of the Maricopa County Attorney race this year!
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  • Drinks, Jams, Justice: Sun City
    Tue, Sep 27
    Sun City Grand
    Sep 27, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM MST
    Sun City Grand, 19753 N Remington Dr, Surprise, AZ 85374, Sonora Room
    Join us for drinks, music, and free food while learning about the importance of the Maricopa County Attorney race this year!
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