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Key criminal justice bills dormant in Senate (access required)

Row of bars and American old prison cells

Although several measures aimed at cutting prison sentences and making other major changes to Arizona’s criminal justice system have passed the House this year, the big question is whether these bills will make it through the Senate or even get a hearing there.

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Secrecy prevails as executions to resume (access required)

execution

Arizona is readying to resume executions after nearly seven years, although the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry did not provide reassurances that the medical team or the drugs used would avoid issues that surfaced through litigation leading up to and during the hiatus.

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Blackman relaunches effort to release prisoners early

Walt Blackman PHOTO BY KATIE CAMPBELL/ARIZONA CAPITOL TIMES

A 2020 legislative effort to expand early release opportunities for prisoners kicked off Monday morning with exhortations from advocates to think beyond incremental steps and warnings from the Arizona Department of Corrections that it doesn’t have the budget or staff to handle big changes.

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