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Prison Teacher Sues Arizona Over Rape By Inmate

A teacher who was raped by a convicted sex offender in a prison classroom is suing the state of Arizona over an attack she says has sent her into therapy and made it difficult for her to sleep.


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Arizona Execution Drug Source Being Questioned

Lawyers for two Arizona death row prisoners on Wednesday asked the state Department of Corrections for information about the source of drugs for any upcoming executions.


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N.M. Discovers It Doesn’t Have DNA For Some Inmates

The state Department of Corrections has determined that DNA wasn’t collected as required from numerous state prison inmates, a lapse that hinders investigations into unsolved crimes.


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Inmates Poisoned From Contraband Alcohol Produced Inside Prison

Arizona authorities say contraband alcohol produced by prisoners inside a maximum-security prison in Florence is believed to be the cause of suspected botulism poisoning of seven inmates.


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Prisoner Found Dead In His Cell

Nevada prison officials say the man who staged a sniper attack on Interstate 80 more than a decade ago has been found dead in his cell.


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NV Inmate Scores In Fight Over Kosher Prison Menu

A federal judge in Las Vegas has barred state prison officials from serving a new “common fare” menu to an Orthodox Jewish inmate who adheres to a kosher diet while serving a life sentence for kidnapping.

NewsRadio 100.5 KXNT–02/12/2012