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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.