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Notification of new prisons required under new law
By wmicentral.com- Howard Fischer
Published: 05/23/2017

PHOENIX — A new law signed Friday by Gov. Doug Ducey will give people a better chance of knowing — and protesting — before new prison facilities are dropped in their neighborhoods.

HB 2133 spells out exactly what the Department of Corrections has to do at least 45 days ahead of time when it is planning any sort of correctional facility, ranging from full-blown prisons to half-way houses and community reenetry facilities. That includes not only local school officials but every property owner within a two-mile radius.

That notice also requires people to be told how many inmates will be housed at the facility and what security level they are.

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