AZCIR's Report for America Fund

AZCIR partnered with Report for America to hire Shaena Montanari as our newsroom's investigative health reporter. RFA supports half of Shaena’s salary, challenging AZCIR to cover the rest through community donations. 

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Sick and Alone

Most of America’s county jails escape lawsuits seeking reforms for inmates with serious mental illness. Now Arizona’s Cochise County has joined hundreds of other small counties innovating ways to keep people with serious mental illness out of their jails. But it comes too late for Adrian Perez, who has spent the past 13 years cycling in and out of jail, and solitary confinement, which only makes him sicker.