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Inmate advocates question claim that Arizona prisons have no solitary confinement (access required)

Raising doubts from skeptics, Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan told a legislative committee Wednesday the department has no solitary confinement, despite keeping the maximum-security inmates in their cells alone for 22 hours a day.

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The Arizona Board of Executive Clemency has recommended a reduced sentence for a man serving a life sentence for a 1969 murder and pardons for a former state agency head convicted of a procurement violation and a man who was part of an armed robbery almost 20 years ago.