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  • Arizona Agrees to Fix Prison Health System
    (CN) - Arizona must reform its prison health care system and pay more than $5 million in attorneys' fees under a class action settlement announced Tuesday.

    The stipulation of settlement filed in Federal Court in Phoenix cancels a trial that was set to start this month in a class action against the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) by inmates at 10 state prisons....[more]


  • State urges court to review prison health ruling
    PHOENIX (AP) — The state of Arizona has asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its ruling nearly two months ago that concluded about 33,000 inmates could join a lawsuit protesting the quality of health care in the state's prisons....[more]

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  • Arizona prison improved since 2010 inmate escape
    KINGMAN, Ariz. — 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.

    MTC, the private company operating Arizona State Prison-Kingman, has invested $1 million in improvements, the Kingman Daily Miner reported...[more]


  • Newly hired Gila County detention officer arrested
    GLOBE, Ariz. (AP) - A newly hired detention officer at the Gila County Jail is accused of smuggling contraband to inmates....[more]

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