For Families:

The Arizona Justice Project
Mission: Represent indigent Arizona inmates whose claims of innocence or manifest injustice have gone unheeded. To qualify for review by the Arizona Justice Project, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. You are serving time on an Arizona conviction or a federal conviction stemming from an incident in Arizona, an
  2. You have a claim of actual innocence or manifest injustice, and
  3. You are not currently represented by an attorney or entitled to an attorney at public expense.

To request help from the Arizona Justice Project, you must first complete our preliminary questionnaire to determine whether any conflict exists.
Find the questionnaire here:
Spanish version:
Note that this review process could take several months, and several years if the case is accepted to proceed through the courts or before the Board of Executive Clemency.
Arizona Justice Project
c/o Arizona State University
Mail Code 4420
411 N. Central Avenue, Suite 600
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2139
Tele: 602-496-0286

Arizona Kinship Support Services – Children of Incarcerated Parents Program
Support groups for adults, teens, and youth, Parenting education Guardianship and adoption support, Support to encourage visiting the incarcerated parent, Assistance with government agencies, including the Arizona Department of Corrections and county jails, Connections to food, housing, and clothing resources.
Phoenix: Renea Sherman 602- 233-0017 ext. 2345 | email:
Tucson: Rebecca Fealk 520-323-4476 ext. 108 | email:

Catholic Charities Community Services of Southern Arizona – Kolbe Society
To help keep families connected, provide a monthly shuttle to prisons outside of the city of Tucson.
140 W. Speedway, Ste. 230, Tucson, AZ 85705 
Contact: Mike Gutierrez at 520-623-0344, ext.7046; 520-670-0853; 520-481-9149

Arizona Department of Corrections Inmate Datasearch

Criminal Appeals:

AZ Justice Project - Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Assists the wrongfully convicted. | 602-496-0286

Death Penalty:

Death Penalty Alternatives for Arizona
Phoenix: 602-357-4848
Tucson: 602-357-4848 ext. 1
Flagstaff: 602-357-4848 ext. 2

ACLU Capital Punishment Project
P.O. Box 17148, Phoenix, AZ 85011

Prisoner’s Rights:

ACLU National Prisoner’s Rights Project

Arizona Prison Watch

The Jailhouse Lawyer’s Handbook

Middle Ground Prison Reform, Inc.
Public education, legislative advocacy, referrals to attorneys experienced in taking cases against the prison system. Also provides assistance to those appearing pro per.
139 East Encanto Drive, Tempe, Arizona 85281 | (480) 966-8116

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Arizona
Works to reduce the prison population and improve conditions for incarcerated people in Arizona.
103 N Park Avenue, Suite 111, Tucson, AZ 85719 | 520-623.9141

Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) re: Filing and Resolving Inmate Grievances
Brochure with general information; should not be construed as legal advice; information is not intended to be a comprehensive statement of the law and may not reflect recent legal developments.
5025 E. Washington St., Suite 202, Phoenix, AZ 85034 | 602-274-6287; Toll-free: 800-927-2260
177 N. Church Ave., Suite 800, Tucson, AZ 85701 | 520-327-9547; Toll-free: 800-922-1447

Catholic Charities Community Services of Southern Arizona – Kolbe Society
In prisons, jails and detention centers in the Diocese of Tucson, priests, deacons, religious and lay people offer Mass and Communion services; also provide pastoral counseling, evangelization, Bible study, religious education, and sacramental preparation.
140 W. Speedway, Ste. 230, Tucson, AZ 85705
Contact: Mike Gutierrez at 520-623-0344, ext.7046; 520-670-0853; 520-481-9149