For years the state has failed to comply with performance measures from a settlement between the state and the inmates. The main reason for the failures is staffing and Judge David Duncan said economic currents are to blame.
Aug. 9, 2017
A federal judge chastised the director of the Arizona Department of Corrections on Tuesday for challenging his authority. Director Ryan is the defendant in an ongoing settlement over access to prison health care.
Aug. 8, 2017
The director of the Department of Corrections is challenging a recent court order prohibiting retaliation against inmates in Arizona prisons.
Aug. 3, 2017
Inmates in Arizona prisons say the state retaliated against them for testifying about poor health care conditions.
Jul. 24, 2017
Arizona is not enforcing its contract with correctional health care company Corizon. The private company has failed to fully staff a wide range of medical and administrative positions, potentially putting prisoners' lives at risk.
Jul. 20, 2017
Private health care provider Corizon has changed the way they treat patients in Arizona State Prisons and inmates are testifying it’s made conditions worse.
Jul. 14, 2017
Attorneys for prisoners in Arizona State Prisons say their clients are being subjected to inhumane conditions.
Jul. 13, 2017
Prison reform advocates say low staffing levels at the Arizona Department of Corrections could have led to recent suicides in Arizona prisons.
May. 11, 2017
A federal judge is recommending an outside expert to monitor the settlement terms of Parsons v Ryan.
Apr. 27, 2017
In 2015, a federal judge mandated DOC comply with 103 health care performance measures.
Mar. 30, 2017