PRISON

Yavapai County Jail via AP

More than two months after an Arizona man was arrested on a fugitive warrant stemming from his escape from an Iowa prison 37 years ago, officials there have yet to decide whether to extradite or release him.

Nick Oza/The Arizona Republic

Five Arizona death-row inmates have died of "natural causes" since a federal judge put executions on hold four years ago.

Laura Segall/Reuters

Maricopa County officials voted Wednesday to pay $7 million to settle a lawsuit over the 2011 death of a mentally ill man in a jail run by then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Gov. Doug Ducey has instructed all Arizona agencies to adopt new hiring procedures that could help reduce recidivism.

Charlie Riedel/AP

Maricopa County's infamous outdoor jail has been officially shut down.

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