April 12, 2022

The man behind Arizona's sentencing laws

This week on Gavel to Gavel, ProPublica's Nicole Santa Cruz discusses the role of Steve Twist in shaping criminal justice in Arizona.

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Gavel to Gavel: The Arizona Legislature

Gavel to Gavel for the week of April 11, 2022

NPR

Proponents of changing some of the sentencing laws that have led to Arizona having one of the highest incarceration rates in the nation say one man has wielded outsize influence in stopping their bipartisan campaign.

But he's never held public office and you may have never heard of them.

This week on Gavel to Gavel, ProPublica's Nicole Santa Cruz discusses the role of Steve Twist in shaping criminal justice in Arizona.

Read more: The Invisible Hand of Steve Twist, by Nicole Santa Cruz, ProPublica

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