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The future of the death penalty in Arizona

AZPM spoke with Jimmy Jenkins, criminal justice reporter for The Arizona Republic, as the state resumes executions.

Man put to death in Arizona's first execution since 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last minute appeal to halt his death by lethal injection.

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.

Life after prison in Arizona

To mark Second Chance Month, The Buzz examines second chances for formerly incarcerated people.

Pima County attorney says she will resume charging minor drug offenses

The new policy reverses a memorandum County Attorney Laura Conover issued to area law enforcement back in December.

University of Arizona kicks off scholarship fundraiser for Indigenous law students

The Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program's goal this year is $30,000, and they're almost there.

Where do the tens of thousands of people in Arizona's prisons fit in redistricting?

As Arizona prepares to redraw the boundaries of its political districts, some argue stuffing districts with prisons can be its own kind of gerrymandering.

Judge strikes down Trump-era water regulation that limited protections

Two local tribes were part of the effort to restore broader definitions of protected waterways in the Clean Water Act.

Legal settlement is a win for Pascua Yaqui voting rights.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Understanding Lewy Body Dementia; and remembering NPR broadcaster Neal Conan through his love of comic books.

With moratorium in place, how eviction cases are processed in court

Plus, new legal resources available to tenants in Pima County facing eviction.

Ducey appoints ex-aide to fill state Supreme Court vacancy

Kathryn Hackett King, a Phoenix lawyer, was Ducey’s deputy general counsel from 2015 to 2017.

Supreme Court upholds Arizona voting restrictions

The court ruled 6-3 against a Democratic challenge to the restrictions

Supreme Court has decided Alaska Native Corporations qualify for CARES Act funding

If the court had sided with federally-recognized tribes, some tribal nations, possibly in Arizona, may have received more funds.

Report: ICE Detainees On Hunger Strikes Subject To Force-Feeding

The report, released by the advocacy groups Physicians for Human Rights and the ACLU, uses more than 10,000 pages of documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.

Tohono O'odham Nation advocates in Congress for properly funded federal services

Tribal leaders call out government's failure to fulfill promises to fund hospitals, school and detention centers in tribal lands.

Public radio investigates tribal jails, finds tragedy

The investigation identifies a 'pattern of neglect and mismanagement that lead to their death.'

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