Arizona's practice of requiring all people to serve 85 percent of their sentence—regardless of the severity of the offense or their attempts to rehabilitate themselves—is costly, ineffective, and outdated. Arizona is one of the only states that has this extreme sentencing law. It is one reason why Arizona has the fourth highest incarceration rate and a corrections budget of $1.1 billion. HB 2270 will allow people who've made significant progress in prison to earn their way to an earlier release date, so they can be reunited with their families and start contributing to their communities sooner. It will restore hope to incarcerated individuals and their families and give them an incentive to take part in rehabilitative programming. HB 2270 is the smart approach to criminal justice.
Contact your state representatives and tell them to support HB 2270.
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