Holding most individuals accused of an offense in jail for any length of time before trial may not guarantee the safeguards that many people assume detention provides, and in most cases pretrial detention can increase the likelihood of an individual becoming involved in criminal behavior. Read more»
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Tens of thousands of children, mostly teens, end up in the adult prison system serving senteces as a legacy of the 1990s "get-tough" approach to crime. Read more»
While still behind bars, Frantz Beasley created AZ Common Ground, a nonprofit that helps those with felony convictions move forward after prison. Read more»
Advocates say the Prisoner Transition Program is being underutilized by the Arizona Department of Corrections even though it has been shown to reduce recidivism. Eligible inmates are released 90 days early if they participate. Read more» 1