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Governor Blames Prison Overcrowding On Shortage Of Probation Officers (access required)

Governor Napolitano is hoping other states and the Legislature will help alleviate Arizona’s prison overcrowding. At the end of April, the state had 30,778 inmates in a system designated for 26,578, the Department of Corrections reported.The governor said the state is in preliminary negotiations with two state prison systems that have vacancies, but she declined ...

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