Lewis Prison Complex


An Arizona Supreme Court ruling Tuesday holds a state prison inmate's convictions and sentences in a 2008 killing in which a fellow inmate was stabbed 114 times with prison-made shanks. 

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An Arizona corrections officer has died after blowing the whistle last year on the dangers that her colleagues faced from the failure of cell door locks at a state prison. 


A new report says locks failed for years at an Arizona prison and allowed for serious beatings of prisoners and guards, but Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan failed to appreciate the seriousness of the problem until video of an assault was broadcast on television.

Arizona Department of Corrections

The embattled director of the Arizona Department of Corrections is resigning.