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Education NOT Incarceration

    1. Petition by

      Dotti Ratzlaff

      Phoenix, AZ

Arizona is the only state in the country that applies "Truth in Sentencing" to non violent offenders. There are good reasons no other state sides with Arizona on this issue. It does not work. It is both fiscally irresponsible and counter-productive to reducing the recidivism rate in Arizona.

In March of this year, Dave Wells, Ph.D., with the Grand Canyon Institute, published a meticulously documented report which not only pointed out the numerous shortcomings in the current law but also proposed a detailed solution.
His report can be viewed at the following link:

http://grandcanyoninstitute.org/sites/grandcanyoninstitute.org/files/GCI_Policy_Paper_Prisons-March2012.pdf

Several Arizona legislators have labored diligently to present legislative bills that would fix this problem. In fact, earlier this year, House Bill 2521 was introduced only to be stone walled by Representative David Gowan.

We must question why our legislators would block legislation which, as supported by Dave Wells' report, would save Arizona taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars and reduce crime in our communities.

With each signature, we tell our representatves that we are demanding change. We tell them that this legislation is important to us. Elected officials are sworn to serve the best interest of those who elect them. It is time we held them accountable.

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    • Kris Hartland SCOTTSDALE, AZ
      • about 1 year ago

      our jails are overcrowded, small time offenders are being incarcerated with violent criminals, it costs tax payers money, education is the only way to right a wrong and give that human a chance to do something good for themselves.

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    • ROSE MARIE WIRTS MINDEN, NV
      • about 1 year ago

      I have 2 sons that are incarcerated for drugs and the sentence is just too long. By the time the one son get out 2 of his children will be adults. There has to be a better way to rehabilite a person.

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    • Dawn Hayden KINGMAN, AZ
      • over 1 year ago

      We need to balance the budget! We elected you into office, time to vote the way the people have voiced!

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    • megan reid MESA, AZ
      • over 1 year ago

      cause my fiance was senteced to 6 yrs in prison and if they would have made it to where he could get education and work then he would have been able to stay away from all the crime thats out there in the world.

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    • Andrea Duarte PHOENIX, AZ
      • over 1 year ago

      Because, my husband is currently incarcerated and it has been so hard for me and our four children to be without him finically and emotionally.

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