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Prisons and Criminal Justice Reform in Arizona
May 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A Public Forum
Sponsored by Flagstaff Friends Meeting (Quakers)
Speaker will be Caroline Isaacs, Arizona Program Director
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in Arizona
- Arizona has the 4th highest incarceration rate in the US.
- Poor people and people of color are incarcerated at vastly disproportionate rates.
- Despite a budget of over $1 billion annually, Arizona prisoners are denied treatment, adequate medical care and meaningful educational opportunities, and the state lacks a comprehensive reentry system.
AFSC works to reduce the size and scope of the criminal punishment system. The program engages in sentencing reform efforts at the state legislature; monitors and documents prison conditions; works to halt expansion of the punishment system; and seeks to create true alternatives centered in community needs. AFSC’s Reframing Justice Program centers the leadership of people directly impacted by the criminal punishment system in the movement for reform and works to change the narrative of criminalization, punishment, and retribution.
Caroline will discuss recent efforts toward prison reform in 2019. This topic is particularly relevant given the growing bipartisan interest in prison reform in Arizona and throughout the country.
Please join us for this timely presentation and discussion. And please invite others to this event. FREE and open to the public. For further information contact David Bonnell 928-226-0777.
Monday evening, May 6, 2019, 7 – 9 p.m.
The Murdoch Community Center
203 E. Brannen Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86001