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Jennifer Allen Aroz

Jennifer Allen Aroz

Jennifer Allen Aroz is the executive director for the ACLU of Arizona, leading the organization as it works to advance equity and dismantle systemic injustice by taking legal action, influencing policy, and mobilizing our communities to protect the civil rights, liberties, and dignity of all Arizonans.

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Maricopa County needs smart justice, not more convictions

By: - October 20, 2022

Every day, prosecutors use vast discretion to decide who is charged with a crime and how severe those charges will be. Unfortunately, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office (MCAO) has used that power to create a legacy of seeking harsh convictions and excessive sentences for low-level crimes. In fact, Arizona’s prison population grew by 60% in […]