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The city of Chandler and town of Gilbert are looking to join forces to save money and time in how they book prisoners into jail.
CLEVELAND - The death of R&B singer Sean Levert in Cleveland has led to a proposed new policy that provides more flexibility in giving inmates their anti-anxiety medication.
BULLHEAD CITY - Mohave County has broken ground on a new $72 million jail that will house more than 700 inmates when it is finished at the end of next year.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office violated defendants’ constitutional rights when it changed its jail visitation hours last month and restricted defense attorneys’ access to their clients, a judge ruled Friday.
Public defenders, court interpreters, mental health examiners, probation officers and defense experts, among others, say they can’t meet with inmates when they need to because of the sheriff’s new limited jail visitation hours.
Regular visitors to the Fourth Avenue Jail in downtown Phoenix were distraught Saturday night when they found signs posted about a new visitation policy.
PHOENIX - The jailed leader of a polygamist sect has been indicted on new sex charges by an Arizona grand jury, adding to charges he already faces here and in Utah.
Baseline Killer suspect Mark Goudeau was moved to a new jail cell Friday, following a Tribune report that he had been housed in an adjacent cell to Serial Shooter suspect Dale Hausner.
Mark Goudeau and Dale Hausner
Armed guards lined the streets as nearly 700 maximum-security inmates marched the four blocks from Towers Jail to Lower Buckeye Jail. They wore only pink underwear and pink flip-flops.
ON THE MOVE: Maricopa County sheriff’s deputies move prisoners, who are locked with pink handcuffs, on Friday.
Anyone who has spent time in a Maricopa County jail will be prohibited from visiting county inmates beginning Tuesday.
If you parse the legalese in the CIA-leak investigation, maybe The New York Time’s Judith Miller should be in jail. But the outcome, with a representative of the nation’s pre-eminent newspaper locked up for a story she reported on but never wrote, is ridiculous and embarrassing.
We have expressed discomfort with a reporter having the absolute right to grant a source confidentiality. We do believe, however, that such confidentiality should only be abrogated in the narrowest, most carefully designed and monitored circumstances, in certain matters directly related to national security.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he’s hired 500 of the 1,200 detention officers he needs to open two new jails this year and augment staffing at his existing facilities.
February 8, 2005
Newly graduated detention officer Wendy Buchanan is sworn in Thursday with fellow graduates of class 816 at Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s new training facility in Phoenix.
NEW YORK - A judge has jailed Foxy Brown for violating her probation, authorities said Wednesday.
Hilary Duff attends the Zac Posen spring/summer 2007 fashion show in New York, in this Sept. 14, 2006 file photo.
WASHINGTON — The sheriff of the most populous county in Arizona says he's "not going to put up with any civil disobedience" when the state's new immigration law takes effect.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says that if protesters want to block his jail, he'll put them in it.
The Arizona law, which takes effect Thursday, requires officers enforcing other laws to check a person's immigration status if they suspect the person is in the country illegally.
Arpaio told ABC's "Good Morning America" he doesn't know "what the big hype is."
He says it's "a crime to be here illegally and everyone should enforce" the law.
Mail to Maricopa County’s 10,000 inmates will be restricted to just postcards beginning May 1, Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced Monday.
LOS ANGELES - The Sheriff's Department opened an investigation Thursday into allegations that Paris Hilton received special treatment during her 23 days in jail for violating probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case, authorities said.