Jan 26, 2015

Budget winners: Proposal favors prisons, inmates and Department of Revenue

Gov. Doug Ducey’s first executive budget slashed higher education funding and some Arizona Commerce Authority programs, but some groups came out ahead in the recommendation.

Jun 9, 2014

Arizona prison improved since 2010 inmate escape

KINGMAN ai??i?? An Arizona prison has vastly improved its security in the four years since a 2010 inmate escape that resulted in the murder of an Oklahoma couple, officials said Sunday.

Mar 24, 2014

American Friends Service Committee is incorrect on corrections

A sponsored analysis of Arizona’s sentencing policies by American Friends Service Committee (appearing in the March 14 edition Arizona Capitol Times in the “Courts and Corrections” Focus section) lacks relevant data about the state’s prison population and ignores smart, effective policies that are already in effect.

May 9, 2013

Poll finds Arizonans want to spend less on prisons

A Quaker prison reform organization released results of a poll Thursday that found Arizona voters want less spent on prisons, more alternatives to incarceration and no private prisons.

Mar 19, 2013

Trial set for suit over health care at prisons

A 2014 trial date has been set for a lawsuit by Arizona prison inmates over the quality of health care at the state's prisons.

Dec 21, 2011

Judge: AZ hasn’t violated rights during executions

The Arizona Department of Corrections hasn't violated the rights of death-row prisoners in its execution process, a federal judge ruled today.

Aug 4, 2010

Goddard slams Brewer for cuts after prison break

In the wake of three convicted murderers' escape from a private prison in northern Arizona, Attorney General Terry Goddard slammed Gov. Jan Brewer for cutting the Department of Corrections' budget.

Jun 18, 2009

Privatization proposal for maximum security prisons raises concerns

Arizona is no stranger to prison privatization, but the stakes are higher now that lawmakers have proposed turning over maximum security facilities, including the state’s death row, to private prison companies.