For years, healthcare in Arizona prisons has been insufficient, and even deadly.
Governor Doug Ducey could fix it, but he hasn’t.
In fact, when a federal judge found the Arizona Department of Corrections in contempt for violating a legal settlement and failing to improve prison healthcare conditions, Governor Ducey stood behind prisons Director Charles Ryan.
Governor Ducey created a “second-chance” program to help people find jobs after prison. But if inadequate prison healthcare makes you too sick to work, these second chances never materialize.
People who’ve suffered in Arizona prisons want Governor Ducey to act. These are their stories.