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Douglas state prison resolves water issue

Posted at 9:05 PM, Jun 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-11 00:05:50-04

DOUGLAS, Ariz. — A Southern Arizona prison that houses 2,000 inmates was without water for days.

Officials say Cochise County has repaired a leak that fixed the water issue.

The Arizona Department of Corrections says the Douglas prison experienced a sharp water pressure drop on Friday.

Cochise County dug a deeper well today to try to pinpoint the problem.

The prison did provide portable sinks and toilets, and bottled water to the prisoners.