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11Jun

Crews Rush to Restore Water at Prison Housing 2,000 Inmates

DOUGLAS, AZ —

Crews are rushing to restore water at a southeastern Arizona prison where inmates had to use bottled water and portable toilets over the weekend.

A Cochise County spokeswoman said Monday that crews dug a deeper well and are now trying to figure out why the water still is not reaching the prison in Douglas, a few miles north of Arizona’s border with Mexico.

Arizona Department of Corrections spokesman Andrew Wilder says water pressure dropped on Friday. Wilder says a temporary fix is providing water to two units that house a majority of the prison’s 2,000 inmates.

He says the prison has thousands of water bottles on hand along with portable sinks and toilets.

 

BY: Associated Press

PUBLISHED: ABC15

LINK: https://www.abc15.com/news/region-central-southern-az/douglas-state-prison-system-experiencing-water-problems

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