Andrew Wilder

Jan 14, 2021

Dem urges ethics probe of Finchem at Capitol protest

Rep. Cesar Chavez, D-Phoenix, is asking the House Ethics Committee to investigate and possibly expel an Oro Valley Republican who was in Washington D.C. during a protest against the presidential election results that led to a pro-Trump mob storming the Capitol and several deaths.

Jan 14, 2021

House, Senate to lock down over holiday weekend

The Arizona House and Senate will lock down over the long Martin Luther King Jr. weekend and Democrats are urging a suspension of the legislative session until after inauguration day following the FBI warning of potentially violent protests at all 50 state capitols.

Apr 3, 2020

Ethics probe into Cook heats up

A fight over document discovery is brewing in a House ethics investigation into an embattled Republican lawmaker.

May 21, 2019

Arizona prisons ban book on black men in the justice system

The American Civil Liberties Union called on the Arizona Department of Corrections this week to rescind the ban on "Chokehold: Policing Black Men." The book by Paul Butler, a former federal prosecutor, examines law enforcement and mass incarceration through its treatment of African American men.

Nov 16, 2018

Judge raises possibility of throwing out inmate care deal

A judge presiding in a legal settlement over the quality of health care in Arizona's prisons has raised the possibility of throwing out the four-year agreement and resuming litigation over inmate care because of the state's pervasive noncompliance with the deal.

Oct 3, 2018

Lawyers seek another $1.6M in suit over Arizona inmate care

Lawyers who filed a lawsuit challenging the quality of health care in Arizona's prisons are seeking $1.6 million in additional legal fees and other costs in enforcing a 2014 settlement that they say the state has repeatedly resisted.

Feb 12, 2018

Bill for free tampons to female prisoners likely dead

A House bill that would require the Department of Corrections to provide an unlimited supply of free feminine hygiene products to inmates is most likely dead after it was left off the Rules Committee agenda today.

Jan 26, 2018

Arizona woman alleges sexual misconduct by former detention officer

An ex-prisoner has come forward with allegations that a former Arizona Department of Corrections detention officer, Kenneth Couture, made inappropriate sexual advances while she was incarcerated and had sex with her while she was still under the agency’s supervision after her release from prison.

Charles Ryan
Sep 25, 2017

Corrections asks for more money to help prisoners re-enter society

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.

Charles Ryan
Aug 7, 2017

Judge orders corrections director to testify following combative email

Arizona Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan will testify in federal court tomorrow about an email he sent to his staff questioning a judge’s order.

Caroline Isaacs, director of American Friends Service Committee, makes a point during a press conference Aug. 3, 2017, to introduce a report the group published on the high number of drug offenders in prison. (Photo by Rachel Leingang/Arizona Capitol Times)
Aug 3, 2017

Quaker group seeks drug-law reform, treatment to reduce prison populations

More than one-fifth of Arizona prisoners are serving time for drug offenses, according to a new report from a justice reform group.

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Jul 17, 2017

Problems grow at Arizona prison as positions remain unfilled

An Arizona prison facility tangled in litigation is in need of more corrections officers.