Middle Ground Prison Reform


2121 S Mill Ave
Suite 222
Tempe, AZ 85282-2138

(480) 966-8116



Currently incarcerated jail and prison inmates, ex-offenders, criminal defendants, attorneys, and family or friends of state prisoners or jail detainees

Intake Process:

Call for appointment


Advocates to protect the rights of inmates to obtain medical care, protective custody, correct time computations, and timely releases. Responds to email and snail mail inquiries on a variety of prison policy and procedure issues. Offers information and expertise to public officials, prisoners' families, and government agencies on corrections and criminal justice issues. Serves as expert witness on prisoner/family issues, capital punishment cases, time computation errors, gang violence, sexual assault/harassment, prison policy and procedure, and development of mitigation issues. Provides clemency board hearing preparation, mitigation and expert witness services, time computations, interstate compact transfer assistance, release eligibility analysis, assistance on death penalty issues, analysis of applicability of new laws to currently sentenced offenders. Sponsors litigation and/or legislation to protect or define constitutional, civil, and administrative rights and responsibilities of incarcerated people and their supporters. Researches criminal justice issues for political candidates, attorneys, agencies, and other interested groups. Serves as a watchdog agency over state prisons and county jails.


Mon-Fri 8am-5pm; phones answered 24-hours

Program Fees:

Vary; donations accepted for all work performed


English; Spanish speaking volunteers available

Handicap Accessible?



Accepts monetary donations and donations of subscriptions to books used in legal research, forever stamps, and postcards with prepaid postage.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteers assist with legislative activism, desktop publishing, legal research, and clerical tasks.

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

2121 S Mill Ave
Suite 222
Tempe, AZ 85282-2138


2121 S Mill Ave
Suite 222
Tempe, AZ 85282-2138


Donna Leone Hamm, Judge (Ret)

Primary Contact

Executive Director


Phone Numbers


(480) 966-8116


Date of Official Change:

February 1, 2024

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