From left to right are the laundry room, power plant and quartermaster building on Alcatraz Island, shown Oct. 20, 1933 in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ernest King)
A rifle grenade fired by a soldier at left explodes at an already shattered and pock marked window at the Federal Prison on Alcatraz Island where rioting prisoners are cornered after killing two guards and wounding 15, May 3, 1946. (AP Photo/Jack Rice)
This is Alcatraz Island prison, seen from the east, shown 1945. (AP Photo/Jack Rice)
Jim Lowrie, a guard on Alcatraz's cell block, looks over the empty cell block after the last of the prisoners left the Rock for removal to other prisons, March 21, 1963 in San Francisco. (AP Photo)
This is a gun tower on the west side of Alcatraz Prison Island in San Francisco Bay, shown April 30, 1952. The San Francisco skyline can be seen in the background. (AP Photo/Ernest K. Bennett)
Bernard Coy, Kentucky bank robber, climbed up these bars of the gun gallery, seen at upper right, May 6, 1946, spread the bars apart to knock out prison guard Bert Burch, and grabbed his keys to begin the bloody attempted prison break, May 2. The attempt ended in the death of Coy and two oth…
This Sunday will conclude St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church's discussions of prison privatization, which is part of the church's Adult Education program.
Three months ago the Arizona Senior Academy hosted a talk about why a coalition of 314 religious organizations, including every major religion in the world, has focused public attention on Arizona and other states for not complying with national and international laws governing prisoner treatment.
All three candidates running for the Arizona House in the new Legislative District 9, covering much of the north and northwest sides, say they'd try to cut spending on prisons to better fund education.
MEXICO CITY - Complicity by guards or other officials is suspected in the escape of 132 inmates from a prison in the northern border state of Coahuila, authorities said Tuesday.
PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer signed the state's nearly $8.6 billion spending plan Monday. Brewer called the budget "conservative and comprehensive," saying it "adds real resources to our state's most critical programs while setting aside dollars for the fiscal challenges that lay ahead."
PHOENIX - Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate gave final approval late Tuesday to a nearly $8.6 billion spending plan for the coming year.
PHOENIX - Economists say Arizona's finances are improving, but not fast enough to prevent the state from going into the red again two years from now.
PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer is going to give state lawmakers the
silent treatment until she gets her way - or at least some of it -
in the budget.
PHOENIX - Less than 24 hours after making the plan public,
Republican-controlled appropriation committees in the House and
Senate voted Tuesday to approve a no-growth budget for the
The recent escape at a for-profit prison in Kingman has slowed
Arizona's rush toward privatizing corrections.