PRISON

Gov. Doug Ducey has instructed all Arizona agencies to adopt new hiring procedures that could help reduce recidivism.

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Maricopa County's infamous outdoor jail has been officially shut down.

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About four in ten Arizona prison inmates will be back behind bars within three years. That number is far lower for a group of men at the state prison in Florence, where taming wild mustangs is part of a unique rehab program. KNAU’s Aaron Granillo reports it’s giving the inmates a fresh perspective on life, and a chance at freedom.


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A judge will hold a hearing Monday on allegations of retaliation against inmates in a class-action lawsuit that protests the quality of health care in Arizona's prisons.

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Authorities say five inmates were seriously injured when fights broke out at a state prison on Arizona's southern border, KGUN-TV reports.

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