Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Last month, the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council (APAAC) released the 2017 Prisoners in Arizona Report. The report calculates that 95% of those currently incarcerated are violent and/or repeat offenders. Only 5% are non-violent offenders; but keep in mind, non-violent offenders includes drug trafficking, sex offenses […]

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn A version of this article appeared in the Arizona Republic on November 27, 2017 Prosecutor: Why Arizona still needs the death penalty Opinion, Bill Montgomery https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/2017/11/27/arizona-still-needs-death-penalty-prosecutor-says/886364001/ In a coordinated campaign, death penalty opponents submitted nearly identical editorials in major publications across the US seeking to persuade […]

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The following article by County Attorney Bill Montgomery appeared in The Hill on November 15, 2017 http://thehill.com/opinion/criminal-justice/360520-we-have-no-standard-for-measuring-recidivism In recent years, federal legislation aimed at reforming the criminal justice system, such as the Sentencing Reform Act and Corrections Act, has not passed Congress despite having bipartisan support. […]

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Bill Montgomery, Guest Contributor Note: This article originally appeared in The Hill July 14, 2017 http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/crime/342091-congress-should-just-say-no-to-rohrabacher-blumenauer-amendment The federal government once took a stand against illegal drugs and even condemned their harmful effects in the 1980s. They urged the public to “just say no” to drug use and […]

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 17 Counts of Sex Trafficking: 196 Years in Prison January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and to illustrate the seriousness of these crimes, and the penalties they carry, we’d like to highlight a recent prosecution. Leon Jerome Daniels (03/24/1987) was sentenced on July 1, 2016 for […]