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Uncovering the Driving Forces of Mass Incarceration in Arizona
April 17 @ 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thurs. April 17th: 2 Actions = 1 Goal! #NoMoreCages
***11:30 AM – 2 PM: Press Conference at the State Capitol
1700 W Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007
***6 PM – 8 PM: Action at Maricopa County Attorney’s Office
301 W Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Arizona has the 4th highest incarceration rate in this nation.
It isn’t because we have more crime than any other state. It’s the result of bad policy.
Arizona has some of the harshest sentencing laws in this nation that have no consideration for human dignity nor justice, but focus only on punishment and putting as many people in cages as possible.
Throwing people in cages is NOT a solution to our problems; that is not what keeps us safe. That is why LUCHA’s Mass Liberation Campaign with directly impacted community members pushed for a set of #SpeakFreedom bills that would help get people out of the system. That is why so many other organizations, like the ACLU and the American Friends Service Committee, fought hard to create bills that do the same.
So why did none of the bills see the light of day?
The answer is simple: Our lawmakers refuse to hear bills that will actually create solutions to our mass incarceration problem. Why? Because instead of listening to the people, they are listening to our current county attorney Bill Montgomery. And Bill Montgomery doesn’t believe we have an incarceration problem at all.
Join us outside the capitol to unmask the real driver of mass incarceration: Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery and his accomplices, Eddie Farnsworth and John Allen.
If you have any questions, please contact Astrid (623) 695-2962