Adobe Mountain fiasco
Thanks to the community’s tenacious involvement, the Department of Corrections is making the safety concessions for the re-entry center we have been pushing for – a secure corrections facility at Adobe Mountain Juvenile Detention Center. Read the joint statement below from District 15 Representatives John Allen, Heather Carter and myself issued Friday – as well as the decision from the DOC:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Today we received the attached notice stating that the programming at the Maricopa Reentry Center will be adjusted to accept released offenders participating in the Intensive Treatment with Housing (ITH) and Sanctions programs. Effective immediately, no new offenders will be added to the Without Placement Program. Within 90 days, offenders currently in the Without Placement Program will no longer be at the MRC. In the next two to four weeks, day reporting operations for offenders at the MRC will be transitioned to another location. Please see the attached News Release for more details.
We are pleased the Department of Corrections is listening to our constituents.
We appreciate the program adjustments and look forward to working with multiple stakeholders to address the additional constituent concerns around the Public Notification, Community Corrections Reentry Programs, and State Land Trust issues.
Click here for the decision from the Department of Corrections.