Stories tagged: "prison"


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‘Super-Predator’ Legacy: How Children End Up in the Adult Justice System

An estimated 76,000 young people are charged as adults each year. Most are for nonviolent crimes, such as drug and property offenses. Tens of thousands of children, mostly teens, are prosecuted as adults every year, and some serve out their sentences in prisons where most of the inmates are adults. Nationally, no single organization tracks...

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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.