Prosecutor: High Az. Imprisonment Rate Justified

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http://www.azstarnet.com/star/today/31009rPRISON2fmst2fjmd.html Arizona should not reduce sentences just because its prisons are full, a Phoenix prosecutor told state legislators yesterday. Capitol Media Services reports that Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley acknowledged that Arizona has one of the West's highest incarceration rates. He said the differences are small and there are reasons that Arizona locks up 513 of each 100,000 residents. He said that some statistics being given to lawmakers about the reasons people are incarcerated are incomplete because they don . . .

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