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Corrections Dept. gets $12M to meet inmates’ class action settlement (access required)

The Arizona Department of Corrections will have an extra $12 million during the next fiscal year to meet requirements of a far-reaching agreement to settle a class-action suit brought by the state’s nearly 34,000 prisoners. The department began taking steps to comply a year ago.

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