Governor Scraps Arizona Prison Expansion Plan

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http://www.azstarnet.com/star/today/31022PRISONS2fmst2fjmd.html Facing opposition from politicians and the public, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano on Tuesday scrapped a proposed massive prison construction program. Napolitano said she will be content if lawmakers give her $27.9 million during the current special session to build three new 400-bed facilities for low-risk offenders. She said the balance of the $470 million program she wants to construct facilities for more than 9,000 inmates can wait. But the governor remains adamant that lawmakers also approve . . .

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