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Governor says DOC not to blame in prison riot (access required)

Gov. Doug Ducey discusses the Arizona Department of Corrections' culpability in prison riots that occurred in Kingman on Wednesday, August 26. (Photo by Rachel Leingang/Arizona Capitol Times.)

Arizona’s Department of Corrections did nothing wrong in overseeing a private prison where a riot occurred last month and a breakout left two dead in 2010, Gov. Doug Ducey said today as he announced the state is terminating its contract with company managing the prison.

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Key ATF agents in Fast and Furious case blame prosecutors

TUCSON — Two federal agents at the heart of a failed gunrunning investigation are blaming federal prosecutors for allowing illegal buyers to take the weapons to Mexico. The Arizona Daily Star reports that lawyers for ATF supervisors Bill Newell and David Voth sent letters to two members of Congress investigating Operation Fast and Furious last month, saying federal prosecutors blocked any efforts to arrest the suspected illegal buyers or to seize the guns before they reached Mexico.

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