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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ARIZONA'S
INCARCERATION
RATE IN THE US
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HIGHEST

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. 

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  • In Our Shoes: The Journey to Rights Restoration
    Nov 18, 2021, 6:00 PM
    Zoom Webinar
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  • Jensen v. Shinn Vigil
    Wed, Nov 17
    Phoenix
    Nov 17, 2021, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Phoenix, 1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007, USA
    Under no circumstances should a prison sentence result in suffering or death. Join us in recognizing the incarcerated people who have been impacted by ADCRR's neglect.
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  • Prevention Not Prison
    Wed, Nov 03
    Yavapai College Community Room
    Nov 03, 2021, 6:00 PM
    Yavapai College Community Room, 1100 E Sheldon St, Prescott, AZ 86301, USA
    A Panel Discussion on Public Health and Drug Defelonization
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  • In Our Shoes: The Registry
    Thu, Oct 28
    Online Zoom Presentation
    Oct 28, 2021, 6:00 PM
    Online Zoom Presentation
    Each person faces different obstacles depending on their charges. Join us for a virtual conversation about the barriers of transition for formerly incarcerated individuals.
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  • In Our Shoes 8: Facing Transition Barriers
    Jun 24, 2021, 6:00 PM
    Webinar
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  • Welcome to Smart Justice!
    Thu, May 27
    Online Event
    May 27, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM MST
    Online Event
    A virtual workshop to learn about the cycle of incarceration and the injustices inflicted upon our families along the way.
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