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Q&A with Governor Doug Ducey (access required)

Doug Ducey (Photo by Dillon Rosenblatt/Arizona Capitol Times)

This year is Gov. Doug Ducey’s sixth legislative session and, although it’s an election year – but not for him personally, he said he’s not thinking about what his legacy will be because there’s still more work to do.

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Criminal justice reform should set up ex-prisoners to succeed

The Statue of Justice - lady justice or Iustitia / Justitia the Roman goddess of Justice

About 95 percent of prison inmates will eventually be released from custody and will return to our communities. They could be the person standing next to you at the grocery store or your neighbor across the street. While always keeping public safety first in mind, we should all agree that more should be done to set them up to succeed after incarceration. That must be the goal of any criminal justice reform.

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Tough-on-crime prosecutors distort truth, block prison reform

prison-door-web

While the criminal justice reform movement gains momentum across the country, Arizona remains on the outside looking in. Even as more conservative states with a tradition of harsh justice reduce prison populations through smart reforms that target the root causes of crime, Arizona persists in the failed policies of mass incarceration, wasting resources to imprison low-level offenders.

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