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Established: July 18, 2009
Editor: Peggy Plews


This site is to monitor conditions in Arizona's criminal justice system, as well as offer some critical analysis of the prison industrial complex from a prison abolitionist/anarchist's perspective. If you're unfamiliar with prison abolition, check out Critical Resistance. I'm a freelance writer and human rights activist, and have no legal training, FYI.




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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Florence CCA prison stabbing...

No comment from CCA in response to my inquiries so far...


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2 officers assaulted by inmates at Florence prison


abc15.com

Posted: 09/03/2011

By: Deborah Stocks

FLORENCE, AZ - Officials say two correctional officers at a Florence prison were injured when they were assaulted by two inmates Friday afternoon.

The incident happened at the Florence Correctional Center as the officers were escorting two State of Hawaii inmates back to their cells from the segregation recreation yard.

Staff responded immediately and ended the assault quickly, according to officials.

The facility was placed on lockdown as a precaution and law enforcement and Hawaii Department of Public Safety authorities were notified.

The officers were taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The incident is being investigated and the names of the officers were not released.

The facility is owned and operated by Corrections Corporation of America and primarily houses federal inmates and detainees for the U.S. Marshals Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The guards were brutally stabbed and thankfully they were quickly airlifted to Phoenix. Without the quick response time, things could have been much worse. These 2 inmates were already facing a possible death penalty and apparently have no regard for human life.



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