Lawmakers Study Arizona Prison Crowding

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http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/0821prison21.html Arizona's prisons could be far over capacity with more than 40,500 inmates in five years if current trends continue, says Dora Schriro, the the state's new corrections director, according to the Arizona Republic. The facilities are built to hold 27,000; current population exceeds 31,000. Schriro reported to a legislative working group evaluating ways to alter sentencing policies to cope with rising prison overcrowding and costs. "I think the question before us, and it . . .

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