Arizona State Prison – Kingman

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Coordinates: 35°01′44″N 114°10′48″W / 35.029°N 114.18°W / 35.029; -114.18 Arizona State Prison – Kingman is a privately run minimum/medium security prison. It is located in unincorporated Mohave County, Arizona, near Golden Valley and Kingman.[1][2] It was constructed on land speculatively purchased before 2000 by the Dominion Correctional Services of Edmund, Oklahoma. It was proposed to hold 1,400 inmates convicted of drunken driving, but in January 2003, new Governor Janet Napolitano delayed approval of its construction. Dominion's proposal was supported in 2002 by a committee headed by then-state District 4 Representative Jake Flake, and Mohave County Supervisor Buster Johnson.[3] It is currently operated by the Management and Training Corporation under contract to the Arizona Department of Corrections.[1]

2010 escapes[edit]

On July 30, 2010, three inmates, two incarcerated for murders, one for attempted homicides, escaped from the facility.[4] One was recaptured in western Colorado on August 1, after a shootout with a Garfield County deputy and city police in Rifle, Colorado. A second was recaptured by U.S. Marshals on August 9 in Meeteetse, Wyoming.[5] The third escapee and his accomplice cousin were captured near Springerville on August 19, 2010, also by U.S. Marshals, in an east-central Arizona, White Mountains, U.S. Forest Service campground.[6][7]

July 2015 riots[edit]

On July 1st, 2nd and 4th, riots broke out once again at the Arizona State Prison-Kingman, at Golden Valley, which had "a long history of problems." Nine guards and seven inmates were injured, and the state brought in 96 members of its special tactical unit to quell the disturbances.[8][9]

MTC Contract termination[edit]

In August 2015, Arizona governor Doug Ducey terminated the contract with MTC after an Arizona Department of Corrections investigative report revealed the company had "a culture of disorganization, disengagement, and disregard" of DOC policies.[10]


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