Executive Order 6 | Office of the Arizona Governor

Governor Katie Hobbs announced an additional executive order as part of her First 100 Days Initiative… establishing an Independent Prison Oversight Commission to improve accountability (and transparency) in Arizona’s corrections system. The yet to be appointed team is tasked with issuing a preliminary report by November 15, 2023 with initial findings and objective recommendations.

The Commission will inspect prison facilities and records, talk with staff and inmates to independently and objectively assess mental health and medical care, drug treatment programs, and accessibility to basic necessities such as nutrition, medicine, sanitary products and sufficient number of qualified staff.

This is a management best-practice and welcome intervention for a very troubled correctional system in Arizona.