Arizona moves 113 more inmates from prison hit by unrest

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(Source: KPHO/KTVK) (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

The Arizona Department of Corrections has moved 113 more prisoners out of a privately run state prison that was hit with days of unrest and rioting.

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Corrections spokesman Andrew Wilder says Wednesday's transfers bring the number of inmates moved from the Arizona State Prison-Kingman to 1,168. The additional prisoners were sent to county jails in Apache, Navajo and Santa Cruz counties, and nine to state prisons.

The unrest began July 1 in a 2,000-prisoner minimum security unit. Prisoners in the medium security side of the prison holding 1,500 men revolted over the following 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.

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