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Arizona Daily Star
December 30, 2017

Arizona federal courts had highest number of prison sentencings in US last year
By Curt Prendergast

The federal court district in Arizona sent 17,700 people to prison last fiscal year, more than any other district in the country. Due largely to prison sentences for crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, District of Arizona judges handed down six times more sentences than federal judges in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles combined in fiscal 2017. Caseload data from the federal court systemís 94 districts are compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a research organization run by Syracuse University that has longstanding public records requests with the Department of Justice and various federal agencies.

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