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Caged Hit

22 years ago by Chris Farnsworth
Steve Benitez was stabbed through the heart in his cell after an error by the Arizona Department of Corrections kept him out of protective custody. Now the state might have to cut a check to his family to pay for that mistake. Attorneys for the estate of Benitez, a gang...
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Paying the Price

21 years ago by Chris Farnsworth
The New Mexican Mafia put a price on Steve Benitez's head, but it's the taxpayers who will have to pay for the Arizona Department of Corrections' failure to protect him. Benitez's family has settled its wrongful-death claim with the State of Arizona for $900,000. Benitez, a gang member turned informant,...
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Custody Battle

22 years ago by Chris Farnsworth
You'd think the one place a person would be safe would be locked inside a prison cell. You'd be wrong. In 1996, a team of lawyers brought a class-action suit against the Arizona Department of Corrections on behalf of 274 inmates in protective segregation. DOC wanted to move those inmates...
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High Ground

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