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Attorneys representing inmates in a lawsuit over the quality of health care in Arizona prisons want an appeals court to deny the Department of Correction's bid to throw out a contempt-of-court ruling against its director for failing to adequately improve inmate care.

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 Arizona has banned prisoners from reading a book that discusses the impact of the criminal justice system on black men, drawing outcry from First Amendment advocates who say the move is censorship.


The Arizona Department of Corrections has transferred more than 700 inmates from Phoenix-area state prison with cell door lock problems to other prisons.


Gov. Doug Ducey says he's hired two retired Arizona Supreme Court justices to conduct an independent investigation into problems with cell door locks at the Lewis prison west of Phoenix.

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A man accused of robbing a Payson casino with another employee has been sentenced to five years in federal prison.