The Arizona Crisis


Arizona faces a mass incarceration and human rights crisis. The enactment of "tough on crime" laws, combined with economic incentives to put away a large portion of the state's population, has led to the creation of one of the largest, fastest-growing and most racialized prison systems in the country. This system has devastated Arizona's families and economy by removing individuals from school and work and destabilizing communities.

See:  Justice Center, Council of State Governments, Recent and Projected Growth of the Arizona Prison Population, available at:

 Prison Policy Initiative, Arizona Profile, available at:

The New Yorker, The Case Against Cash Bail, available at: 

Vera Institute, The Price of Prisons, What Incarceration Costs Tax-Payers, available at: