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Articles by Michael Lacey

Prisoners Hang Themselves in Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Jails at a Rate that Dwarfs Other County Lockups

by Michael Lacey, Phoenix New Times

How many people have died in our sheriff’s jails? On May 4, 2015, I asked a spokesman for Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio for a cadaver count.

It was not an idle question.

Since he was elected sheriff in 1993, county taxpayers have shelled ...

Breathtaking Abuse of the Constitution - Sheriff Arpaio's assault on the First Amendment

Breathtaking Abuse of the Constitution

Joe Arpaio, Andy Thomas and Dennis Wilenchik hit New Times with grand jury subpoenas

By Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin

Published: October 18, 2007

This newspaper and its editorial staff -- both current and former -- are the targets of unprecedented grand jury subpoenas dated ...