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Immigration Court Backlog Surging

Judges say system is broken

Report Raises Red Flags Over Treatment of Immigrant Detainees

Families with loved ones at the Eloy Detention Center worry about their safety and health.

Arizona Supreme Court Censures Pima County Justice of the Peace

Paula Aboud stole assessment and answer key, claimed actions were a practical joke.

County Offers Free Active Shooter Training

Run, hide, fight is the idea behind the classes, offered again because of recent mass shootings.

Sen. Flake Wants Supreme Court to Hear Courtroom Shackling Case

At issue is a ruling over the shackling of large groups of pretrial detainees in court.

AZ Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of Child Protection Law

Enhanced sentences must be tied to actual victims, court says.

SCOTUS to Hear Arguments on Bond Hearings for Undocumented Immigrants

Case to decide if noncitizens have same due process right to bond hearing as citizens.

UA Men's Basketball Assistant Coach Facing Federal Charges

Emmanuel "Book" Richardson accused in FBI fraud conspiracy.

Episode 329: Logging in When You're Locked Up — Tablets in Jail

Pima County has the only facility in Arizona allowing inmates to use tablets.

Arizona Supreme Court: Tucson Can't Destroy Seized Guns

The court said the state law supersedes Tucson's authority as a charter city.

Low Staffing Levels at Arizona Prisons Could Lead to Big Fines

The state's for-profit contractor is simply paying fines rather than fully staffing health care positions in prisons, a judge says.

Judge Finds Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Guilty of Criminal Contempt

Former Maricopa sheriff continued practice of targeting immigrants with traffic controls despite order.

Episode 325: 1st-Time Crossers Face Tougher Border Policy

The Border Patrol will prosecute first-time crossers; the agency's Missing Migrant Team; a visit to the Kino Border Initiative.

Solitary Thoughts

A special edition of Arizona Spotlight focused on solitary confinement - and its cause and effects.

Local Courts Team Up to Clear Up Warrants

Pima County and Tucson are working together to resolve outstanding issues.

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