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Old 07-31-2019, 10:48 AM
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Here is a chance for you to speak out on issues with DOC:


After months of media coverage of crisis after crisis inside our state prisons, formerly incarcerated people, their families and loved ones will get a chance to tell state lawmakers what’s really going on inside the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC).
On Wednesday, July 31, American Friends Service Committee-Arizona (AFSC-AZ) and Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA) will host the Arizona State Prison Town Hall event at First Church UCC in Phoenix.

WHAT: Arizona State Prison Town Hall
WHEN: Wednesday, July 31, 6 p.m.
WHERE: First UCC Church, 1407 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

PANELISTS: Rep. Walt Blackman (Snowflake), Rep. Diego Rodriguez (Laveen), Danny Howe (Tucson’s The Earnest House), Miss Maricopa County Laetitia Hua (ACLU Smart Justice advocate)

Panelists will hear from people from across Arizona who have been directly impacted by the mismanagement of our state prisons and discuss their plans for fixing this broken system. Representatives for Gov. Doug Ducey and ADC Director Charles “Chuck” Ryan have been invited to participate and hear the very real concerns of their constituents.
The Arizona State Prison Town Hall event follows a continuing investigation by ABC15 that revealed cell doors at the Lewis state prison complex in Buckeye that did not lock and resulted in assaults and deaths. State prison complexes in Yuma and Douglas left incarcerated people without water for days in June. In the same week, KJZZ’s Jimmy Jenkins reported that pregnant incarcerated women are giving birth alone in their cells and suffering miscarriages.

Clearly, there is ample evidence of a consistent pattern of mismanagement, abuse, and neglect that stems from an organizational culture of dehumanization and disregard for human rights. Though Gov. Ducey convened an independent investigation into ADC’s practices in April, led by two former state Supreme Court justices, nothing has been done to address the immediate threats to the safety and well-being of more than 42,000 incarcerated people across the state or to ADC staff.

The public is begging our State leaders for action -
and we want you to be there!

Attend in person to learn about the issues from those directly impacted, or share your experiences of mismanagement and abuse from the Arizona Department of Corrections. Two microphones and a "Story Station" video recording option will be set up for attendees.

Code of Conduct for the event:
We understand that these issues are deeply emotional, and that many of us have a great deal of anger and pain. Your feelings are legitimate and valid. At the same time, it is vital that we maintain a civil and respectful discourse so that we can be heard.
Guidelines and suggestions:
Limit testimony to 3 minutes;
We strongly suggest that you write it out ahead of time to be sure that you cover all the key points;
If you think 3 minutes will not be enough, we welcome you to submit testimony in writing; Keep your language and tone calm and respectful;
Focus on the problem, not the person.

Want to be involved but can't attend in person?
1) Follow AFSC-AZ on social media platforms to spread the word before and day of:
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

2) Write your story/testimony and submit it to AFSC-AZ to include at the event:
Email afscaz@afsc.org
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