7 women in Maricopa County jail recovering after overdosing
Maricopa County authorities say several women who overdosed in a Phoenix jail are expected to survive.
Searchers for missing girl find remains of child, suspect behind bars in Maricopa County
Authorities searching for the body of a missing 4-year-old girl have found the remains of a child, but have not yet identified them as Athena Brownfield, who authorities say was beaten to death Christmas night, while a suspect in the case is behind bars in Maricopa County, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
Phoenix man dies in jail after arrest, family files lawsuit
The family of Phoenix man who died in a Maricopa County jail two years ago has filed a lawsuit, alleging police officers used unreasonable force during his arrest.
Suspect arrested in Hobbs’ office burglary, no apparent ties to Hobbs or Lake
Phoenix Police have arrested a man in connection with a burglary at Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs’ campaign office.
First Arizonan charged with violating state’s ‘ballot harvesting’ law could face jail
The first Arizonan ever charged with violating the state's "ballot harvesting'' law could end up behind bars because of a conspiracy movie and a bid by Attorney General Mark Brnovich to save his campaign for U.S. Senate, one of her lawyers is arguing.
The Criminalization of Politics
Striking the right balance is hard. But there should be a strong presumption in favor of leaving politics – and its inherent passions and prejudices – at the courthouse door. Criminalizing politics doesn't just poison our government and undermine our justice system. It imperils our nation as a whole.
AG says state required to fund schooling only for minor inmates
A new opinion from Attorney General Mark Brnovich is leaving dozens of young adults who are locked up in Pima County jail without the funding to help them complete a high school diploma.
Less is more when it comes to putting people in jail
So, while Phoenix may be bigger, it turns out bigger is not always better, especially when talking about jail populations. The real winners will likely be the taxpayers of Tucson and Pima County because their leaders realize less is more.
Arizona gets high marks for pretrial justice system, but money bond still in use
Arizona found itself at the higher end of nationwide rankings for once after the Pretrial Justice Institute awarded the state high marks for its pretrial system.
Senator tries to embarrass GOP colleagues into voting for immigration bill
The 16-14 vote against SB1279 came despite exhortations from Sen. Steve Smith, R-Maricopa, who said it only makes sense to ensure that people who already are breaking federal law don’t get a chance to continue to prey on Arizonans.
Bail bond industry to fight change to ‘no money’ system
The commercial bail bond industry will fight any attempts to transform Arizona’s bail system, an industry spokesman said.
MCSO says it had no hand in DES false entries against fraud suspect
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said a surveillance video dispels a Department of Economic Security allegation that one of its detention officers had entered false information on a court form about a DES employee arrested on suspicion of food stamp fraud.