So, hey, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame went ahead and announced their Class of 2013, which this time around, includes Rush, Public Enemy, Randy Newman and someone called the Disco Queen, Donna Summer. Those that were nominated, but didn't make the cut included Kraftwerk, Deep Purple, Joan Jett and ... More >>
Lester Pearce Lester Pearce, the Justice of the Peace for the North Mesa precinct (and brother of State Senator Russell Pearce), has a lot of interesting ideas about the U.S. Constitution. And the former lawmaker, who's poised to become the next presiding judge of the justice c ... More >>
www.tmz.com The many faces of Larry Fitzgerald's driving recordArizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald fought the law, and he actually won.We found out today that four of the gridiron great's five photo-radar tickets, which received a fair amount of publicity last month, have been ... More >>
About 3,600 speed camera cases are on the West McDowell Justice Court docket this morning at 8:30 a.m., and officials are bracing for hundreds -- at the least -- to appear in person. "What we don't know is how many will show up," says Terry Stewart, justice courts administrator. About ... More >>
In following up our earlier post today about 3,600 speed-camera cases on the docket for this morning in a single justice court, we stumbled upon the answer to a good question. Many readers have asked: What happens if you get a speed-camera ticket on th ... More >>
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 Ryan's Interim Deputy. You can read the full press release below thi ... More >>
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 of Homeland Security. Yet, what exactly she'll be doing there ... More >>
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Imagine Joe Arpaio as a dewy intellectual, and you've got County Attorney wanna-be Andy Thomas
Letters from the week of June 17, 2004
Letters from the week of February 19, 2004
Letters from the week of November 28, 2002
Joe Arpaio really has become a dangerous man
The ACLU is fighting a state law that keeps death row inmates off the Web
An underground newsletter is drawing blood at the Department of Corrections
State lawmakers push dubious Mexican drug rehab program
Convict wins release from super-max security in Aryan Brotherhood case
State helps prison parolees fall through the crack
Press Club honors New Times scribe
DOC chief continues his easy ride despite death threats -- and a couple of crashes
Will you be next in the line of gang fire?
Felix Medina and his gang compatriots ruthlessly ruled a south central neighborhood. Now the party's over.
From the week of January 21, 1999
Jane wins--now will she finally dump the Granny Hull act and spring into action?
Gubernatorial candidates have been playing the usual political game. One of them lost a long time ago.
Inmate's family files claim against state for gang-related murder
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 prison guard investigated for sexual misconduct
As a teen, Jose Ceja killed two people and was sentenced to die. He spent 23 years on death row as a model prisoner, and then his sentencing judge admitted he'd made a mistake. But the state of Arizona killed him anyway.
Spawn's creator revolutionized the comic-book industry. But did he survive Hollywood with his soul intact?
State accused of "failing to protect women inmates from sexual misconduct" involving prison guards
An 18-month investigation finds an "unconstitutional pattern" in women's prisons in Arizona