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Best of Phoenix 2020: The Valley's Top Restaurants

25 days ago by New Times Staff
A rundown of all the restaurants that won a 2020 Best of Phoenix award.
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Lefties Love to Hate Private Prisons, but ADC Director Charles Ryan Shows That "Public" Isn't Necessarily Better

5 years ago by Stephen Lemons
Arizona Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan could give Rob Zombie and M. Night Shyamalan a run for their money when it comes to the production of sheer horror. Save for the fact that what Zombie and Shyamalan create is mere fiction that's finished after a couple of hours in...
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Jan Brewer, Charles Ryan, and Private Prison Industry on Blast by Prison Legal News Writer, ADC Prisoner Joe Watson

7 years ago by Stephen Lemons
Who better than a prisoner to criticize Arizona's prison system? The most recent issue of Prison Legal News, a monthly magazine largely written for prisoners by prisoners, features a long, detailed overview of what's wrong with the Arizona Department of Corrections, including ADC's alarming suicide rate, its excessive use of...
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Chad Campbell Seeks Charles Ryan's Hide, as Female Corrections Officer Brutally Beaten in Winslow Prison

7 years ago by Stephen Lemons
Welcome to the latest horror-show vignette of Oz-like violence from our friends at the Arizona Department of Corrections, this time with a female corrections officer as the victim of a brutal beat-down. Wednesday night, CBS 5 reported on the recent attack of ADC Corrections Officer Benavidez (first name not given)...
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June 1 In Blogs: Charles Ryan, MTV Movie Awards, Nathan's Hot Dogs, and More

12 years ago by Jonathan McNamara
In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard:Charles Ryan Attends Marcia Powell's Memorial Service, Says He Didn't Know Powell Had Guardian Up on...
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Charles Ryan, ADC Director, Reports 640 Staff Arrests in last 4 1/2 Years

8 years ago by Stephen Lemons
Arizona prisons are notorious reservoirs of criminal behavior, and apparently that's just the staff. No joke. Arizona Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan admits as much in a recent post to his "Director's Desk" blog, wherein he states that "in the past four and a half years, there have been...
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Marcia Powell Cage Death: Charles Ryan Fires Three, Disciplines Others, but When Will He Resign?

11 years ago by Stephen Lemons
Less than a month after the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office ruled Arizona Department of Corrections inmate Marcia Powell's May 20 human cage death an "accident," ADC honcho Charles Ryan has fired three employees, forced the resignations of two others, and disciplined 11 more. This according to an ADC news release...
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Charles Ryan Attends Marcia Powell's Memorial Service, Says He Didn't Know Powell Had Guardian

12 years ago by Stephen Lemons
About 200 people packed the pews at Encanto Community Church today at noon for a memorial service for Marcia Powell, the 48-year-old inmate at Goodyear's Perryville Prison who died early the morning of May 20. This was following her confinement the day before in an outdoor cage where she endured...
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Marcia Powell Cage Death: Gov. Jan Brewer Backs Charles Ryan at ADC, Despite Ryan's Ordering Plug Pulled on Powell

11 years ago by Stephen Lemons
Charles Ryan may have pulled the plug on Macia Powell too soon. He may have overseen an ADC staff that denied her water for hours in a shadeless wire cage, a staff that allowed the severely mentally ill Powell to defecate on herself in captivity, that allowed her to perish...
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Phoenix Symphony Plays the Blues, Arizona Department of Corrections Honcho Charles Ryan Attends Marcia Powell’s Memorial Service, and a Democratic Loser Writes a Book on How to Win

12 years ago by Stephen Lemons
BOCK'S BIG WIN Richard Bock's lounging in the proverbial catbird seat these days, in more ways than one. The über-popular Food Network show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives just aired an episode featuring Bock's 12-seat Italian eatery, Giuseppe's, at 28th Street and Indian School Road. Hosted by fun-lovin', spiky-haired personality Guy...

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