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All is not lost: State never delivered financial incentive, but probation program found some success (access required)

The Legislature tried to give probation departments a financial incentive in 2008 to keep revocations and prison populations down.

However, lawmakers never came up with the money for the incentives. And this past session, lawmakers repealed the incentives program known as the Safe Communities Act (SCA). Even in the absence of the financial part, the program was considered a success by some because of the methods probation departments developed and refined during that time.

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Arizona execution caught in drug supply debate

Claims based on politics, untested evidence and an undisclosed source for a drug in short supply will be debated as Arizona officials wrangle with lawyers for a death row inmate scheduled to be put to death in the state's first execution since 2007.

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