KJZZ: ACLU to fund reform advocacy team

Friday, December 22, 2017

KJZZ reported that The American Civil Liberties Union is dedicating significant resources to building a criminal justice reform advocacy team in Arizona as part of a larger national effort called Campaign For Smart Justice.

Funded with $500,000 from the national ACLU, the Arizona chapter is adding five full-time staff to an existing team that will focus on criminal justice issues like bail and sentencing reform.

According to a 2015 study published by Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University, Arizona’s prison population had grown 171 percent since 1992.

READ: ACLU Building Criminal Justice Reform Team In Arizona