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Arizona inmate COVID vaccinations expected to begin by early March

Under the Arizona DHS plan, the 35,000 or so people who are incarcerated in the state’s correctional system are part of Phase 1C of the state’s vaccination plan. Correctional officers, considered essential workers by the state, will be vaccinated as part of Phase 1B.... Read more»

4 inmate deaths from COVID-19 possible; Critics assail prison response

As many as four inmates may have died from COVID-19, according to the Arizona Department of Corrections, which critics charge is not doing enough to protect prisoners and guards from infection in the tight quarters of a prison. ... Read more»

ICE: Detainee at La Palma facility in Eloy tests positive for COVID-19

A 45-year-old immigrant from Guatemala detained at the La Palma Correctional Center in Eloy has tested positive for COVID-19, marking the first coronavirus case confirmed in an Arizona immigration detention center, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ... Read more»