Following months of meetings and conversations, Arizona’s Task Force on Fair Justice for All has issued its report that includes 65 abbreviated recommendations. A number of them are focused are making the justice system more affordable.
The Goldwater Institute this week filed suit against Chandler, over the city’s sign code. The institute is representing a group of property and business owners, who argue the rules violate their constitutional rights to free speech and equal protection.
Carolyn Contreras works with a large caseload of students across the county who have landed themselves in court for truancy or other issues. They work—one phone call at a time—to help get them back in the classroom.
The move comes just a day after Greg Miller resigned not only as president of the board but entirely from the 11 member panel following more than a year of public disputes with state schools chief Diane Douglas.
Though Arizona has 11 privately operated prisons and detention facilities, none of their contracts are expected to be impacted by Thursday’s Justice Department announcement to phase out contracts with private prisons.
At one of the harshest federal prisons in the country, inmates are left with their wrists and ankles cuffed for hours, days and sometimes weeks at a time. The prison says it's a safety issue. Inmates say it's punishment.