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Arizona officials insist that the state is in compliance with the prison rape prevention act. But they disagree with the requirement that they spend a portion of federal grant funds on the work, and said federal officials did not allow the state enough time to complete audits of its facilities.

For the second year in a row, Arizona failed to file reports complying with federal prison rape prevention laws, according to the Justice Department. Last year, the state lost more than $200,000 for not proving compliance. Justice has not determined how much, if any, might be withheld from Arizona this year. Read more»