John Fabricius

Arizona

John Fabricius is the Digital Campaigner at Dream.Org Justice, as well as the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Arizonans for Transparency and Accountability in Corrections (ATAC), an Arizona non-profit organization dedicated to the creation and implementation of independent, external oversight of the Arizona Department of Corrections.

John has been directly impacted by the criminal legal system as both a family member of an incarcerated person (older brother) and as an incarcerated person himself, having served 15 years in Arizona state prisons. While incarcerated, John earned a paralegal degree and spent over a decade assisting fellow incarcerated men access the courts with post-conviction relief, habeas corpus, civil rights, family law, and civil matters.

John has worked with lawmakers, policymakers, organizations, directly impacted individuals, families, and fellow advocates in an effort to pass legislation to disrupt mass incarceration, create solutions for climate change, to create new economic opportunities in overlooked communities, and create independent, external oversight of one of the most punitive and draconian prison systems in the country.