Arizona has some of the longest prison sentences in the country. These long sentences are driven by an unfair law mandating that people serve 85 percent of their sentence, no matter what. Arizona is one of only three states with a law like this.
We need to reverse this 85 percent law and give people a chance to earn their way home from prison sooner for following the rules and participating in programming. I strongly urge you to pass bold, meaningful sentencing reform this session. It’s time to act.