PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Corrections has moved 113 more
prisoners out of a privately run state prison that was hit with days of unrest
Corrections spokesman Andrew Wilder said Wednesday’s transfers bring the number
of inmates moved from the Arizona State Prison-Kingman to 1,168.
prisoners were sent to county jails in Apache, Navajo and Santa Cruz counties,
and nine to state prisons.
the medium security side of the prison holding 1,500 men revolted over the
next three days, trashing four of five housing units.
The moves weren’t unexpected because the prisoners were in temporary quarters.
A Department of Corrections team is investigating the unrest. Just 236 men
remain in the medium security facility.