Harga Ready Mix Murah, the distribution company for Corona, announced that the state of Arizona is the nation’s most corrupt state with an estimated 33,700 criminal convictions, the highest number of convictions of any state.
“The report does not include convictions for serious violent crimes, such as rape, murder, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated kidnapping, or the use of drugs,” the company stated.
Arizona is followed by New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, Texas, Georgia, Missouri, and Nebraska.
In 2016, the company found that New Mexico had the nation, fourth highest number, with an average of nearly 15,000 convictions per year.
However, the report did not look at the number of serious convictions, which the company called “a more sensitive and important issue.”
It also noted that while New Mexico has had a large number of high-profile cases, its prisons were not as bad as it is portrayed to be.
The report was commissioned by the conservative group Judicial Watch and was released Monday.
Hargas has also filed complaints against the state’s prison system with the Department of Corrections, as well as the Bureau of Prisons and the Bureau for Federal Financial Management.
“There is nothing more important than ensuring the safety and security of inmates,” Hargacos co-founder and CEO Dan M. Murphy said in a statement.
“Our investigation found that Arizona has a very high rate of wrongful convictions for federal crimes, including those committed by its correctional officers.”
The company also said that “a third of the state is not in compliance with federal law.”
It’s not the first time the report has come under scrutiny.
The company had filed a similar report earlier this year, but the state rejected it because of the number that the company cited.
According to The Hill, the state attorney general’s office had called the company “unfair, misleading, and unreliable.”
The report did find that Arizona had the seventh highest number in the nation of violent crimes committed by inmates, but that number was actually lower than the number for California, Texas and New Mexico.
It’s also worth noting that Arizona’s prison population has been increasing, which would explain why the number reported is so high.
According the report, Arizona’s prisons were used for less than 1% of the prison population.
However the report said that only 3% of those inmates were violent offenders, meaning the actual number of violent prisoners in Arizona is far lower than that.
“Although Arizona’s correctional officers are the lowest paid in the United States, they are disproportionately represented in the state prison system, which provides some of the lowest wages in the entire country,” the report noted.
“Moreover, Arizona has one of the highest prison populations in the Nation, with over 6 million prisoners incarcerated, a number that is even more disproportionate than the population of the United Kingdom and France.”
It went on to note that the Arizona Prison Association, a group of prison officials and corrections officers, has said that the report’s findings should be treated with “sustained scrutiny and critical analysis.”