While the trial and appellate processes contain important safeguards for those accused of a crime, PCAO acknowledges that there are systemic issues that often lead to unjust convictions and excessively harsh sentences. The Conviction & Sentencing Integrity Unit (CSIU) serves to safeguard the public and to fulfill this Office’s ethical duty to seek justice in every case.
CSIU’s mission is to review legitimate claims of innocence and excessive sentencing. CSIU is composed of a bureau chief and a CSIU Committee. The CSIU Chief organizes the work of the Committee and leads all re-investigations of cases that present a credible claim of innocence or over-sentencing. PCAO senior members serve on the CSIU Committee.
Emails can be sent to email@example.com. Letters can be sent to the attention of Deputy County Attorney Gabriel “Jack” Chin, Conviction Integrity Chief, Pima County Attorney’s Office, Legal Services Building, 32 N. Stone Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85701.
Under Arizona law, in some cases, a person with a criminal conviction may apply to the Superior Court to have their rights restored, set aside a conviction, or obtain other relief. The Pima County Attorney’s Office (PCAO) may represent the State of Arizona in this process and cannot represent any individual. You can also contact the the agencies below for further assistance: