The family of a Hawaii inmate who was brutally murdered at a private prison in Eloy in 2010 filed a lawsuit yesterday against the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) yesterday in Honolulu.Bronson Nunuha, who was 26, died in February 2010 after being beaten stabbed more than 100 times by two ... More >>
Pearce builds his own trough and goes hog-wild FridayAnti-Russell Pearce activists are set to protest both a Friday, January 7 fundraiser for the state Senate President-elect, and the opening day of business for the Arizona Legislature on Monday, January 10, when Pearce will take his seat as the Dar ... More >>
Tracy Province (left) and John McCluskeyWhen inmates escape from prison, mobilizing thousands of people to track down the escapees costs money, and Mohave County, apparently, doesn't want to pick up the tab for its part in fixing the prison's blunder.You may recall, three inmates escaped from the ... More >>
AZDOCPatrick RossAn Arizona prison inmate, being housed in a private prison in Hinton, Oklahoma, is dead after apparently taking the easy way out, rather than completing his sentence.Officials at the Arizona Department of Corrections tell New Times inmate Patrick Ross was found dead in his cell a ... More >>
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 >>
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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 >>
Less than a week after our report on the high number of 2008 inmate homicides in Arizona prisons, the state Department of Corrections is reporting another possible stabbing.
Maybe this latest incident will help draw attention to the inmate-on-inmate violence in state prisons -- which has a ... More >>
Four men, possibly more, were killed by other inmates in Arizona state prisons last year, an unusually high number just one year after an inmate death spurred the firing of a warden and discipline for 13 guards.AZ Department of CorrectionsSean Kelly, one of four state prisoners killed by other inmat ... More >>
Could you come back in about six months? See, the jury's still out.Governor Jan Brewer's office has announced an interim replacement for Arizona Department of Correction's chief Dora Schriro, naming corrections veteran Charles Ryan to the post of Interim Director and appointing Charles Flanagan as R ... More >>
ADC Director Dora Schriro, off to join Napolitano at DHS.As you may have read elsewhere, Arizona Department of Corrections Director Dora Schriro has announced her resignation, and by the end of the week will have vacated her offices to follow ex-Governor Janet Napolitano to the U.S. Department ... More >>