Arizona Department of Corrections

Expert Issues Report On Health Care In Arizona Prisons

Oct 7, 2019
corrections.az.gov

A court-appointed expert in a lawsuit over the quality health care in Arizona's prisons says understaffing, inadequate funding and privatization of health care services are significant barriers in improving inmate care.

Arizona Department of Corrections

An Arizona court has ruled that an inmate awaiting trial in a prison killing in Tucson isn't entitled to an unredacted copy of the Department of Corrections file on his gang membership.

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The Arizona Department of Corrections wants an appeals court to throw out a 2018 contempt-of-court ruling against now-retired Corrections Director Charles Ryan for failing to follow through on promises to improve health care in prisons.

corrections.az.gov

Attorneys will make arguments Tuesday in the appeal of a contempt-of-court ruling against retired Arizona Corrections Director Charles Ryan for failing to follow through on promises to improve health care for prisoners.

prisons.laws.com

Governor Doug Ducey's office says the number 2 official in the Arizona Department of Corrections will lead the state prison system while the governor searches for a permanent replacement for outgoing Director Charles Ryan—who is retiring Friday.

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