Private prisons, touted as a cost-efficient alternative to state-run penitentiaries, are not living up to their promises in at least one state. A new study of Arizona’s private prisons finds that the state is actually losing money $3.5 million a year by turning their inmates over to for-profit corporations.

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The Board of Supervisors for Maricopa County, Arizona has agreed to pay $1 million to the family of a man who was beaten to death by guards at the Maricopa County Jail (MCJ).

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There were no TV cameras, no scrum of reporters, no protesters  and there was no swagger inside the courtroom when the typically brash Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio took the stand to face critics who say he and his deputies racially profile Hispanics.

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The American Civil Liberties Union has threatened to sue the federal government for alleged mistreatment of immigration detainees at an Arizona jail.

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Several recent deaths of Arizona inmates involving heroin are causing some to question how illegal drugs initially made it past prison walls.

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