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Arizona State Prison - Phoenix West

3402 West Cocopah
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Phone: (602) 352-0350
Fax: (602) 352-0357
Capacity: 450
Client: Arizona Department of Corrections
Accreditations: American Correctional Association (ACA)

BACKGROUND: Opened in April 1996, the Arizona State Prison-Phoenix West is a minimum security, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) facility for adult male inmates. Staff was recruited from the local community and local vendors were used as much as possible. As a result, the facility contributes significantly to the local economy through salaries and purchase of goods and services.


SCOPE OF WORK: Substance abuse treatment and education is mandated for all inmates at Phoenix West. The facility is licensed as an outpatient facility and its curriculum, the Journeys West Program, was developed specifically for the prison. The program consists of ten individual five-week modules; all based in a cognitive behavioral approach, with its prime focus on DUI education and treatment classes. In addition, The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) provides employability skills, parenting, substance abuse education and counseling, education, case management, life skills/self help, facility work programs (both on and off site), and stress management. GEO assumed operations of ASP-Phoenix West during the acquisition of Correctional Services Corporation (CSC) in November 2005.


FACILITY DESCRIPTION: The 96,200 sq. ft. Arizona State Prison-Phoenix West was designed and built by CSC at a cost of $7 million and completed in 10 months. The dormitory layout provides a 50-bed, double bunked configuration. Each dorm has an adjacent common space or day room and showers to support living activities.


ACCREDITATION: The Arizona State Prison-Phoenix West achieved accreditation by the American Correctional Association (ACA) in 2006 and 2013. The facility is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Behavioral Health as an outpatient clinic for Substance Abuse Education and Treatment.

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