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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.

This petition was delivered to:
  • State Representative
    Doris Goodale
  • State Representative
    T.J. Shope
  • State Representative
    Andy Tobin
  • State Representative
    David Stevens
  • State Representative
    Juan Escamilla
  • House
    Kimberly Yee
  • House
    Bruce Wheeler
  • House
    Jerry Weiers
  • House
    Michelle Ugenti
  • House
    Carl Seel
  • House
    Bob Robson
  • House
    Frank Pratt
  • House
    Justin Pierce
  • State Representative
    Lydia Hernandez
  • State Representative
    Debbie McCune-Davis
  • State Representative
    Sally Gonzales
  • State Representative
    Ethan Orr
  • State Representative
    Doug Coleman
  • State Representative
    Rick Gray
  • State Representative
    Paul Boyer
  • State Representative
    Karen Fann
  • State Representative
    Heather Carter
  • State Representative
    Justin Olson
  • State Representative
    David Livingston
  • State Representative
    John Kavanagh
  • State Representative
    Steve Montenegro
  • State Representative
    Justin Pierce
  • State Representative
    Victoria Steele
  • House
    Lynne Pancrazi
  • House
    Justin Olson
  • House
    Eric Meyer
  • House
    Ted Vogt
  • House
    Steve Urie
  • Senate
    Frank Antenori
  • House
    Vic Williams
  • House
    Terri Proud
  • House
    Cecil P Ash
  • House
    Jim Weiers
  • House
    David Burnell Smith
  • House
    Amanda A Reeve
  • House
    Steve B Montenegro
  • House
    Javan "J.D." Mesnard
  • House
    Kate Brophy McGee
  • Senate
    Paula Aboud
  • Senate
    Sylvia Allen
  • Senate
    Andy Biggs
  • House
    Steve Court
  • House
    Heather Carter
  • House
    Chad Campbell
  • House
    Judy Burges
  • House
    Brenda Barton
  • House
    Eddie Ableser
  • Senate
    Steve Smith
  • Senate
    Don Shooter
  • Senate
    David Schapira
  • Senate
    Michele Reagan
  • Senate
    Steve Pierce
  • Senate
    Leah Landrum Taylor
  • Senate
    Steve Yarbrough

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