These are the facts: Arizona has the fifth-highest imprisonment rate in the country, costing Arizona taxpayers like you over a billion dollars annually. This legislative session, lawmakers have the opportunity to act to begin to address the state’s prison crisis by increasing earned release credits for some incarcerated people by passing SB 1064.
Arizonans serve 40% longer sentences for drug crimes and twice the national average for nonviolent property crimes. These long sentences are not making Arizona any safer. Expanding earned release credits will not only offer a meaningful opportunity for people to earn their way home, but will also help bring Arizona in line with other states.
Take action today and tell your lawmakers to pass SB 1064 because it will safely reduce the prison population, improve public safety, and save millions of taxpayer dollars for Arizonans like you.