Thousands of Arizona convicts held out-of-state in at least two private prisons would be coming home this year under budgets proposed by state leaders.The prisons in question are:* Huerfano County Correctional Center in Walsenburg, Colorado. Capacity: 752 beds. Held 676 Arizona inmates as of yesterd ... More >>
Arizona Department of Corrections Monte McCartyA man serving a life sentence for sex crimes was found dead of an apparent suicide at the Arizona State Prison Complex at Florence on Saturday.The inmate has been identified as 47-year-old Monte McCarty. Police say McCarty was pronounced dead ... More >>
A man who was recently released from prison led police and border agents on a high-speed chase that went right through a Southern Arizona high school last week. Patagonia Police say Border Patrol agents alerted them that 37-year-old Donald Jones, who they had been chasing down Stat ... More >>
Image: Arizona Department of CorrectionsAn ex-con from Glendale took a bus to Chesapeake, Virginia this week to meet (and hopefully have sex with) a 13-year-old girl he met online, police say. The two had been communicating via the Internet since May, but the girl was really ... More >>
This just in: A neo-Nazi who's the son of a former political opponent of Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio has lost the appeal of his murder conviction and challenge to his death sentence. Read today's Arizona Supreme Court's opinion on Patrick Bearup by clicking here. At right is ... More >>
Prisoners are precious to Dora Schriro, Arizona's new corrections chief
Teenager Christian Alf was just trying to help the elderly. The Pest Control Commision wanted him grounded.
Federal judge questions DOC chief's credibility
Despite promises of true reform, legislators appear bent on shelling out more money to private prison companies
Letters from the week of November 6, 2003
Letters from the week of October 30, 2003
Hundreds of inmates in state prisons need special protection from gang paybacks. When officials tried to mix them in with the general-prison population, they filed suit--and won.
State accused of "failing to protect women inmates from sexual misconduct" involving prison guards