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Tough-on-crime prosecutors distort truth, block prison reform

While the criminal justice reform movement gains momentum across the country, Arizona remains on the outside looking in. Even as more conservative states with a tradition of harsh justice reduce prison populations through smart reforms that target the root causes of crime, Arizona persists in the failed policies of mass incarceration, wasting resources to imprison low-level offenders.

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‘Revenge porn’ law fix is first 2016 bill (access required)

Arizona lawmakers next year will again consider a bill designed to outlaw “revenge porn” after legislation fell just short of passage in April. Arizona lawmakers next year will again consider a bill designed to outlaw “revenge porn” after legislation fell just short of passage in April.

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The ‘purgatory’ of revenge porn

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery announced today that prosecutors have not been able to charge offenders in 10 cases of revenge porn because of ongoing issues with the statute covering the unlawful distribution of images. Lawmakers had failed to amend the statute before sine die this year.

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