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The Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that 4 percent of federal prison inmates said they were sexually victimized in 2011-12. Claims of victimization in Arizona prisons ranged from zero at La Palma to 9.1 percent at Perryville that year. (Photo by purplematfish via flickr/Creative Commons)

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Arizona misses deadline on curbing prison rapes, federal funds at risk

Arizona failed to meet a May 15 deadline for national standards aimed at reducing sexual assaults in its prisons, and will lose some federal funding for Department of Justice programs in the state as a result.


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