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Tent City officially closes

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Maricopa County's infamous Tent City is officially shut down. The last remaining inmates were taken from the compound over the weekend and transferred to the Durango Jail a few blocks away.

Former Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, opened Tent City in 1993 as a way of easing jail overcrowding. Back in April, current Maricopa County Sheriff, Paul Penzone, announced he would shut down the facility. 

The move will supposedly save the county nearly $4.5 million annually.

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