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Trial set for escaped Arizona inmates, accomplice

Trial dates have been set for two of the three inmates who escaped from the Kingman state prison and their alleged accomplice.

John McCluskey, Tracy Province and Casslyn Welch are set to go on trial Feb. 15.

Attorneys for McCluskey and Province have requested changes of venue for their clients.

The trio is charged in Arizona with felony escape, kidnapping, armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Authorities say Welch helped McCluskey, Province and a third inmate break out of prison on July 30 by throwing wire cutters over a fence.

McCluskey, Welch and Province also face capital murder and carjacking charges, stemming from the deaths of an Oklahoma couple in New Mexico.

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  1. And other than Channel 5 last night, still no real inquiry into Chuck Coughlin, the Governor’s top advisor and owner of Highground, and his role in placing employees in the Brewer Administration who were formerly employees of his clients like private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America. This influence peddler extraordinaire is a corrupting influence in Arizona state government and needs to be investigated. The Governor owes all Arizonans an explanation.

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