Rehabilitation and Reentry

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Mar 23, 2023

Court won’t order execution of Gunches

What started as Aaron Gunches' wish for his own execution has slowly swirled into a loaded political microcosm, pulling top state officials, multiple Corrections administrations and justice groups into its orbit.

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Jul 12, 2022

Court upholds Arizona prisons’ ban on explicit materials for inmates

A federal appeals court Friday upheld the Arizona prison system’s ban on sexually explicit material for inmates, rejecting claims by a censored prison magazine publisher that the policy violates the First Amendment.

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Apr 10, 2021

Bill for execution drug: $1.5M

Arizona spent $1.5 million this past fall to buy 1,000 vials of an execution drug.

Mar 18, 2021

Secrecy prevails as executions to resume

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.

Aug 27, 2020

Attorney general offers again to get drugs for executions

Attorney General Mark Brnovich sent a pointed message August 20 to Gov. Doug Ducey: I can get you the necessary drugs when you’re finally ready to start executing murderers. Brnovich noted that he has offered not once but twice before to help the governor and his Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry to find a […]

Aug 7, 2020

Voters get choice on criminal punishment, judge rules

Arizonans are entitled to vote in November on a measure to give judges more discretion in imposing sentences on criminals, according to a new court ruling.

Jul 15, 2020

AG renews plea to governor to begin executions in Arizona again

Attorney General Mark Brnovich is once again pressuring Gov. Doug Ducey to pave the way for executions in Arizona. In a letter this week, Brnovich told the governor that it is clear that the federal government is able to get its hands on pentobarbital. What that means is that the problem the state has had […]