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Man gets 10 years for holding hostage

Man gets 10 years for holding hostage

Case involved kidnapping, ransom over the disappearance of a marijuana load.

November 20, 2014 11:30 pm
Arizona's newest prison expansion still won't meet needs

Arizona's newest prison expansion still won't meet needs

New unit to house 500 max-security inmates; construction cost $50M.

November 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Arizona officer shoots inmate who fled hospital

Arizona officer shoots inmate who fled hospital

The inmate was hospitalized in critical condition.

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Arizona agrees to settle lawsuit over prison health care

Arizona agrees to settle lawsuit over prison health care

The state would revamp its rules on solitary confinement of inmates with serious mental illness.

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Arizona prison teacher sues over attack by inmate

Arizona prison teacher sues over attack by inmate

The lawsuit filed in Pinal County Superior Court doesn't seek specific damages.

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Ex-officer gets probation for sex with inmates

Ex-officer gets probation for sex with inmates

Jorge Renteria Urias pleaded to two counts of attempted sexual misconduct.

September 17, 2014 1:15 pm
ACLU report calls prison medical care inadequate

ACLU report calls prison medical care inadequate

ACLU reports claim prison medical care fails to meet basic needs. 

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Woman given 6-year term in unrelated crimes

Woman given 6-year term in unrelated crimes

The two separate crimes were drug-related.

August 12, 2014 3:30 pm
State asks court to dismiss prisoner health suit

State asks court to dismiss prisoner health suit

There is no basis for a class action, federal judge is told.

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Arizona teacher files $4M claim in prison rape

Arizona teacher files $4M claim in prison rape

Claim: DOC “failed miserably” in keeping employees safe.

July 17, 2014 5:37 pm

Ruling: Arizona inmates' lawsuit over 'cruel treatment' can proceed

PHOENIX — A federal appeals court gave the go-ahead today to a class-action lawsuit by inmates in Arizona prisons who allege they and others are being subject to unconstitutional cruel and unusual treatment.

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Year of freedom after 4 decades behind bars difficult for Louis Taylor

Year of freedom after 4 decades behind bars difficult for Louis Taylor

Louis Cuen Taylor spent most of his life living in the structured environment of prison.

May 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Report: Ariz. provided food stamps to incarcerated, dead

PHOENIX — Arizona provided food stamps and welfare benefits to some people behind bars — and some who were dead — according to a new report.

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Released FBI records show Loughner's growing rage

Released FBI records show Loughner's growing rage

Convicted mass murderer Jared Lee Loughner carefully chronicled his changing thoughts, growing rage and suicidal urges in MySpace postings in the months leading up to the shooting, newly-released FBI files show.

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Tucson man given 7.5 years for role in home invasion

A man accused in a 2012 home invasion was sentenced to 7½ years in prison Wednesday in Pima County Superior Court.

April 09, 2014 12:00 pm
Inmate escapes from minimum security prison in Tucson

Inmate escapes from minimum security prison in Tucson

Authorities are looking for an inmate who walked away Sunday from a minimum security camp in Tucson. 

March 31, 2014 1:28 pm

Inmate escapes minimum-security prison in Tucson

An inmate has escaped from a minimum-security facility in Tucson, federal authorities say.

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Arizona lawyer sentenced to prison in gang case

FLORENCE — A Phoenix defense attorney has been sentenced to three years in prison on convictions on charges of helping a criminal gang led by her husband, a prison inmate whom she represented as a lawyer. The Pinal County Attorney's Office says Carmen Lynn Fischer Garcia was sentenced March…

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Man sentenced to 249 years for 1991 Arizona temple slaying

Man sentenced to 249 years for 1991 Arizona temple slaying

PHOENIX — A man convicted of killing nine people, including six monks, during a robbery at a Buddhist temple in metro Phoenix was sentenced Friday to 249 years in prison, marking the end of one of the most notorious criminal cases in Arizona over the past 25 years. Johnathan A. Doody was fo…

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Police arrest Tucson man in connection with 2013 homicide

Police arrest Tucson man in connection with 2013 homicide

A man was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and prohibited possessor charges in connection with a 2013 shooting on Tucson's south side. 

March 10, 2014 2:24 pm

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