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Corrections asks for more money to help prisoners re-enter society (access required)

The Arizona Department of Corrections wants 102 new positions and more than $13 million to fuel re-entry and recidivism reduction programs, but prisoner rights advocates aren’t convinced the request signals a turn in the department’s philosophy.

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Bill to strengthen regulation of care facilities gets initial approval (access required)

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