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Tag Archives: Arizona Department of Corrections

Judge voids prisoner health care settlement (access required)

A U.S. district court judge has voided a six-year-old prison health care class action settlement and ordered a trial after the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry and its health care contractors consistently failed to hold up their end of the agreement.

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Arizona’s Parole Merry-go-Round

In practice this requires that states “Fundamentally change the purpose of supervision from punishing failure to promoting success. The goal should be to help people repair the harm they have caused and become self-sufficient, law-abiding citizens, rather than simply enforcing rules set by courts and parole boards, catching violators and imposing penalties, including incarceration.”

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