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Arizona prisons illegally read inmate mail, 9th Circuit rules

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In a unanimous decision Thursday, judges of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said corrections officials do have the right to "inspect'' outgoing mail, even to attorneys, to ensure that it does not contain contraband. That would include things like a map of the prison yard, timing of shift changes for guards or even actual forbidden items. Conversely, they said it is settled law that prison staffers may not read incoming or outgoing legal mail.

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State treasurer says school finance deal is irresponsible, likely illegal

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State Treasurer Jeff DeWit said Tuesday a plan to settle the school funding lawsuit with trust land proceeds is irresponsible. And he said it's also likely illegal. DeWit said the additional withdrawals for the next decade called for in the proposal now being pushed by Gov. Doug Ducey would mean huge losses in revenues available to schools beyond that.

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