FAMM, The S.T.A.R.T Project release results of Arizona criminal justice reform candidate questionnaire

Questions were sent to all Arizona legislative candidates, though not all responded PHOENIX – FAMM and The S.T.A.R.T Project have released the results of their candidate questionnaire, allowing Arizona’s voters to see where candidates for the state legislature stand on 8 proposed criminal justice reforms covering a range of sentencing and prison issues. The site is…

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DIGGING DEEPER: COVID-19 death toll rises inside Arizona prisons

For Coppess, who heads up the Arizona S.T.A.R.T Project, each day is filled with uncertainty about what the future may hold for her husband. There have been more than 1,300 COVID-19 cases at the Wilmot facility since the start of the pandemic, and ten inmates there have died. “Since the beginning, he told me like at…

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Pima County Urges Public Health Officials To Reduce Prison Populations

“How can they social distance when they are being obligated to eat together, and when they are being obligated to go to medical to take care of their pills two times a day, and to chow — to the dining hall — in groups of hundreds?” Coppess said. READ MORE: https://fronterasdesk.org/content/1586457/pima-county-urges-public-health-officials-reduce-prison-populations

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Advocates plead with Arizona to release vulnerable inmates amid COVID-19

Arizona has one of the largest incarcerated populations in the country. Many are also over 55 years old. But the state lags behind others in releasing inmates. Prison reform advocates have been vocal about the gap. READ MORE: https://news.azpm.org/s/75975-arizona-advocates-plead-with-state-to-release-vulnerable-inmates-amid-covid-19/

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Criminal justice reform group pushing Gov. Ducey to reduce prison population

There are more than 40,000 people locked up in Arizona State Prisons. One bipartisan advocacy group is working tirelessly to convince state leaders to reduce the prison population to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. READ MORE: https://kvoa.com/news/2020/04/21/criminal-justice-reform-group-pushing-gov-ducey-to-reduce-prison-population/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_News_4_Tucson_-_KVOA

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Advocates for Inmates Seek Inspection of Arizona’s Prisons

Advocates for inmates have asked Arizona’s top public health official to order inspections of state prisons to help guard against the coronavirus there. READ MORE: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/arizona/articles/2020-04-07/tribal-land-known-for-waterfalls-extends-tourism-closure

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FAMM Partners with START

The organizations will work together to help families in Arizona become advocates for sentencing and prison reform. FAMM Partnering with Arizona’s START on Criminal Justice Reform WASHINGTON – FAMM has announced a partnership with The S.T.A.R.T. Project — Striving to Achieve Reform Together — to engage more families with incarcerated loved ones in Arizona to…

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