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Deaths Related To Alcohol And Drug Overdoses Are Skyrocketing In State Prisons

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Deaths related to alcohol and drug overdoses in state prisons have jumped 600 percent. That's prompted advocates to push for a different way to prosecute and treat incarcerated people with addictions.


Overdose Deaths In State Prisons Have Jumped Dramatically Since 2001

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Deaths from drugs and alcohol have increased by more than 600% in state prisons in the last two decades, giving lie to the idea that sending addicts to prison can help them stop using.


Stimulus Debit Cards Unusable For Prison Inmates In At Least Four States

Saturday, February 06, 2021

The debit cards can't be processed in prisons so inmates can't deposit their payments. The IRS has acknowledged the problem, but hasn't offered an immediate solution.


Examining The Presidential Vote Tally In Georgia, Nevada And Arizona

Friday, November 06, 2020

Democratic challenger Joe Biden continues to lead President Trump but is still short of the 270 electoral college votes needed to win the presidency. He's at 264 while the president is at 214.


What Arizona Voters Think Of The Presidential Candidates

Friday, September 11, 2020

When it comes to the presidential election, Arizona is considered a toss-up state with Biden slightly ahead in many polls. We hear from voters.


'I Just Start Cutting.' Self-Harm Incidents Surge In Arizona Prisons

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The number of inmates who deliberately harm themselves in Arizona prisons has increased by more than 300% since 2015. Advocates say it points to a lack of proper mental health treatment.


'A Ticking Time Bomb': Advocates Warn COVID-19 Is Spreading Rapidly Behind Bars

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The spread of coronavirus behind bars is likely much more rampant than what's known right now. In prisons, jails and immigration detention centers, limited testing already shows widespread infection.


Prisons And Jails Change Policies To Address Coronavirus Threat Behind Bars

Monday, March 23, 2020

Some prisons are waiving fees for hygiene supplies and county jails are releasing certain inmates early to combat the potential threat posed by the Covid-19 virus.


Iowa Democrats Work To Lower Barriers To Caucus Participation

Sunday, February 02, 2020

The Iowa caucuses are criticized for excluding people who work nights, are out of town or don't speak English well. This year, Democrats are setting up satellite caucuses to make them more accessible.


Impeachment Trial May Be Crucial For Reelecting Senators Like Martha McSally

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The impeachment trial could be a political test for some senators up for reelection this fall. Among the vulnerable is Arizona Republican Martha McSally, who's tried to keep a low profile.


Correctional Officers Face Mental Health Challenges

Saturday, December 14, 2019

The stress experienced by correctional officers can cause thoughts of suicide. But many are reluctant to get help because they perceive a stigma. One widow of an Arizona guard wants to change that.


Arizona Could Resume Executions With Single-Drug Protocol

Monday, September 30, 2019

The move to resume federal executions later this year has motivated Arizona to find a replacement for its lethal cocktail. The state stopped executing people after a botched case in 2014.


Medical Debt From In-Prison Injuries Is Chasing Inmates After Release

Monday, May 27, 2019

In Arizona, prisoners are being charged for medical procedures the state is supposed to pay for. The bills can ruin inmates' credit, adding to their challenges when they rejoin society.


Arizona Prison Denying Basic Hygiene Needs To Women, Say Inmates

Friday, October 12, 2018

Women at Arizona State Prison Complex-Perryville, outside Phoenix, say they were without toilet paper for days. The Department of Corrections blamed some inmates and a budgeting problem.


Arizona Prisons Face Federal Sanctions Over Prisoners' Health Care

Friday, March 02, 2018

Prisoners were denied consistent care by the company overseeing treatment in state prisons. Emails by a former doctor describe a grim picture that was supposed to improve under a court settlement.


After Hinting At It During Phoenix Rally, Trump Issues Pardon For Arpaio

Friday, August 25, 2017

The former Maricopa County, Ariz., sheriff was convicted of criminal contempt for refusing to halt racial profiling activity while in office. The White House cited his age as one factor in the pardon.


Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Found Guilty

Monday, July 31, 2017

Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been found guilty of criminal contempt, stemming from a 2011 racial profiling case. Arpaio faces a maximum of 6 months in jail and a monetary fine.


Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Faces Trial On Criminal Contempt Charges

Monday, June 26, 2017

Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio goes on trial Monday on charges of criminal contempt for allegedly ignoring a federal judge's order to stop his crackdown on immigrants in the country illegally.


Google 'Fiber' Rollback Halts Expansion Plans For High-Speed Internet In 8 Cities

Saturday, November 05, 2016

For five years, Google and its parent company Alphabet have been spending heavily on an ambitious project to extend lightning-fast internet across the country. That project is ending in 8 metro areas.


Dogs' New Challenge: Find A Bomb Before It Becomes A Bomb

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Humans rely on dogs to search for bombs. But the increasingly common improvised explosive devices can be made with ordinary ingredients — and that is posing a new challenge for bomb-sniffing dogs.