Join the ACLU of Arizona’s Campaign for  Smart Justice
and help us reduce the state prison population and combat
racism in the criminal legal system.
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ARIZONA'S
INCARCERATION
RATE IN THE US
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HIGHEST

Imprisonment is a brutal and costly response to crime, which traumatizes incarcerated people and hurts families and communities. Arizona has the fifth highest incarceration rate in the United States. Decades of bad policies have torn families apart and cost our state billions. The ACLU of Arizona’s Campaign for Smart Justice is an unprecedented, multi-year effort to reduce Arizona’s jail and prison populations by 50 percent and to challenge racism in the criminal legal system. Our movement is led by formerly incarcerated individuals, families impacted by mass incarceration, community organizers, and attorneys working in our neighborhoods, in our courts, at polling places, and in the halls of the state Capitol to make Arizona a state that invests in people, not prisons.

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OUR EVENTS

  • In Our Shoes: The Registry
    Thu, Oct 28
    Online Zoom Presentation
    Oct 28, 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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  • Prevention Not Prison
    Wed, Nov 03
    Yavapai College Community Room
    Nov 03, 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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  • Movie & Movement Building: Freedom Writers
    Sat, Nov 13
    Puente Human Rights Movement
    Nov 13, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Puente Human Rights Movement, 1937 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85009, USA
    This is a hybrid event. Click the button below to join us in-person or scroll down to access the Zoom meeting link.
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  • In Our Shoes 8: Facing Transition Barriers
    Jun 24, 6:00 PM
    Webinar
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  • Welcome to Smart Justice!
    Thu, May 27
    Online Event
    May 27, 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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  • In Our Shoes 7: ADCRR Transparency & Accountability
    May 20, 6:00 PM
    Webinar
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  • Welcome to Smart Justice!
    Thu, Apr 29
    Online Event
    Apr 29, 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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  • In Our Shoes 6: Felony Murder Facts, Stats and Stories
    Thu, Apr 22
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    Apr 22, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM MST
    https://secure.ngpvan.com/TMt3GlCNREGUap3JD
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  • Welcome to Smart Justice!
    Thu, Mar 25
    Online Event
    Mar 25, 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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  • In Our Shoes
    Thu, Mar 18
    Webinar
    Mar 18, 6:00 PM
    Webinar
    It's a new year and we are all facing new challenges. This first session of 2021, we will catch up with previous panelists from last year's In Our Shoes and talk about our Legislative goals for the year.
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  • People Not Prisons Virtual Vigil
    Mar 01, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
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  • Welcome to Smart Justice!
    Thu, Feb 25
    Online Event
    Feb 25, 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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