Inmate population has increased from an average daily population of 29,936 in FY 2001 to 40,226 in FY 2011 (34.4 percent increase). After continuous inmate population growth from FY 2001 to FY 2010, with a monthly average growth rate of 117 inmates, inmate population growth dramatically declined in FY 2010 and FY 2011. ADC grew by only 65 inmates in FY 2010, and then actually declined by 296 inmates in FY 2011. FY 2010 and FY 2011 had the two lowest growth rates on record going back to 1973.

Arizona Department of Corrections Director is responsible for the overall operations and policies of ADC. When Director Charles L. Ryan assumed Department leadership in January 2009, he began a systemic review of the operational and administrative practices at both state-operated and contracted private prisons, focusing on the strict and uniform compliance with Department policy, especially safety and security practices. Since then, the Department has worked diligently to develop systems to strengthen state-operated and contracted private prisons. The Department has been actively engaged in privatization and efficiency efforts since 1986. With over 600 current contracts, the Department uses private contractors for many functions, including private prisons that house inmates in-state.

Hundreds of inmates from the Arizona Department of Corrections venture into communities throughout the state every workday to perform tasks from picking up trash on our highways to maintaining city parks to fighting wildland brush fires.

State Prison Advocates – Some of our services:

  • Pre-Sentence Assistance
  • Sentencing Advocacy & Assistance
  • Reception Center/Designation Assistance
  • Programs Eligibility Assessment
  • Good Time & Incentive Credit Strategies
  • Community Re-Entry Assistance
  • Early Parole Eligibility
  • Probation Assistance
  • Commutations of Sentence
  • Pardon Petition
  • Sex Offender Registration & Notifications

Programs Available to Eligible Offenders:

  • Adult Basic Education / General Education Development (ABE/GED)
  • Sex Offender Education and Treatment Program (SOETP)
  • DUI Treatment Program
  • SMART Recovery
  • AA/NA
  • Employment Program That Pays Wages
  • Parenting Program
  • Pre-Release Program
  • Drug Counseling Programs
  • Faith Based Programs
  • SMART Recovery
  • Vocational Education
  • Self Help Programs

Arizona State Prisons

State Complexes:

  • Perryville
  • Lewis
  • Yuma
  • Douglas
  • Tucson
  • Safford
  • Eyman
  • Florence
  • Phoenix
  • Winslow

State Private Facilities:

  • Phoenix West
  • Marana
  • Florence West
  • Kingman
  • Central Arizona Correctional Facility