prison, wrongful death, Department of Corrections, inmate, suicide, lawsuit
Sep 19, 2023

‘Tentative’ settlement in wrongful death lawsuit over man’s death in prison reached

Current and former Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry heads and prison health care provider Centurion reached a “tentative” settlement in a wrongful death suit involving claims of inadequate mental health care.  

inmate, Buckeye, state prison, homicide
Mar 27, 2023

Arizona prison inmate dies, being investigated as a homicide

An inmate died at an Arizona prison Saturday and authorities said it is being investigated as a homicide.

inmate, Buckeye, state prison, homicide
Mar 14, 2023

Prison escapee in southwestern Arizona now back in custody

A prison inmate who walked off during work duty in San Luis was taken into custody Tuesday at a hotel in south Phoenix.

May 30, 2017

Transgender Arizona inmates claim guard forced sex

Two transgender prison inmates sued the state of Arizona and a former corrections officer, alleging the guard forced them to engage in sexual acts and the state failed to prevent the assaults.

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Sep 2, 2015

DOC seeks 2,500 more prison beds

The Arizona Department of Corrections is asking for another 2,500 private prison beds to address a steadily increasing prison population.

May 20, 2014

Ruling: Arizona inmate entitled to hearing on bias

A federal appeals court ruling says an Arizona inmate sentenced to die for the stabbing death of a librarian is entitled to a hearing on whether a judge was biased.

Dec 10, 2013

Lawyers in profiling case can’t agree on monitor

Lawyers in the racial profiling case against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office were unable to agree on a recommended candidate to monitor the agency's operations to ensure it isn't making unconstitutional arrests.

May 15, 2012

Inmate mistakenly released from Phoenix jail

Police are looking for a man who was mistakenly released from a Phoenix jail.

May 9, 2012

Death-row attorney sues Brewer, Clemency Board

A death-row prisoner scheduled for lethal injection May 16 sued Gov. Jan Brewer today, alleging she illegally appointed three members to the Board of Executive Clemency.

Feb 28, 2012

Arizona high court denies last-minute stay in execution scheduled Wednesday

The Arizona Supreme Court and a federal court on Monday refused to stop the scheduled execution of a death row inmate who is scheduled to die Wednesday.

Feb 1, 2012

Committee approves pregnant inmates bill

A Senate committee has unanimously approved a bill that would restrict the use of restraints on pregnant inmates in Arizona.

Jul 14, 2011

Inmate headed for execution to ask for mercy

An Arizona death-row inmate convicted of fatally beating a man is asking the state's clemency board for mercy.