Stories tagged: "prison"


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Over 1,600 Kids Caught COVID-19 While Being Held in Detention Centers

Nearly 100 children contracted the virus while being detained at a rehabilitation center in Prescott Valley.

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Nearly Half of This Tucson Prison Unit’s Inmates Have COVID-19

More than 8,000 inmates in Arizona have tested positive for the coronavirus, as well as almost 600 corrections department staff.

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‘They’re Scared’: Arizona Inmates Denied Masks, Access to COVID Tests

Despite nearly 1,000 inmates and corrections staff testing positive for COVID-19, little is being done to curb the spread of the virus in Arizona prisons.

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Maricopa County Jails See Explosion in COVID-19 Cases

A high number of Inmates and corrections officers at four of Maricopa County's jails have contracted the coronavirus, resulting in seven deaths so far.

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Arizona’s Proposed $3 Prisoner Minimum Wage Would Be Highest In The Country

The nationwide average for incarcerated individuals is $0.14 per hour.