Rebel Rouzer

An insider look at abolitionist work! Here you’ll find news, interviews, memos,events and action.

Pima County Community Bond Fund Response
Recently our Executive Director, Lola Rainey, wrote a memo about Pima County's new community bond fund initiative. According to Rainey, "Pima County Superior Court judges and Tucson City Court magistrate’s are violating the …
Bail bond too high? Let’s talk…
TSCCBF is committed to finding local community resources to help defendants being held on high pretrial bail bonds get released. At the same time, the Arizona Supreme Court is urging trial courts to …
Demand a bail reduction hearing!
In April 2017, The Arizona Supreme Court adopted a rule change regarding pretrial release and bail (Ariz. Rules Crim. Pro. 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3). The Court said all persons charged with a crime …
The Court System for Black, Brown and Indigenous Communities
Courts have stolen almost 10,000 years from Black people wrongfully convicted of crimes and later exonerated. This figure represents only known cases of wrongful convictions. The actual number is likely much higher.Source: National …
Donate Today
TUCSON is one of the poorest cities of its size in the country. Countless families have love ones sitting in pretrial detention at the Pima County Jail who will not be home for …
Pretrial detention should not be a death sentence
Video initial appearances are held twice daily at the Pima County Adult Detention Center. Once in the morning and once in the evening. In January of 2018, David Ray Maxwell, a then 52-year-old …
One Is Too Many
On February 14, 2019, David Maxwell, a 53-year-old Black man, was killed by a Pima County Correctional Officer while awaiting trial. The circumstances surrounding his death are still under investigation but there is …
David Maxwell
 I know what the world has done to my brother and how narrowly he has survived it and I know, which is much worse, and this is the crime of which I accuse …

70%-80% of those being incarcerated at the Pima County jail are there on pretrial status, meaning that they have not been convicted of a crime.

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