AZ. Department of Corrections

Two transgender prison inmates are suing the state of Arizona and a former corrections officer, alleging that the guard forced them to engage in sexual acts.

Sheriff Paul Penzone says he's pursuing the option of turning a complex of jail tents into a detention space where inmates would work with shelter animals in a bid to teach prisoners compassion and discourage them from committing future crimes.

Authorities say an inmate at the state prison in Kingman has died and it appears to be a suicide.

Gary Grado, Arizona Capitol Times

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill allowing people with felony convictions work in adult substance abuse treatment and re-entry facilities.

Prison officials say a unit of a Kingman prison is temporarily closed to visitors after a fight involving 50 inmates broke out.