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Arizona prison improved since 2010 inmate

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KINGMAN, AZ (AP) -

An Arizona prison has vastly improved its security in the years since a 2010 inmate escape that resulted in the murder of an Oklahoma couple, authorities said.

The Kingman Daily Miner reports that the private company operating Arizona State Prison-Kingman has invested $1 million in improvements.

The changes include having prison personnel and Mohave County Sheriff's deputies train together on how to respond to prison breaks.

A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced 49-year-old John McCluskey to life in prison for the August 2010 slayings of Gary and Linda Haas.

McCluskey and two other inmates had escaped the Kingman facility. With his cousin's help, McCluskey and inmate Tracy Province carjacked and killed the Haases in eastern New Mexico.

The couple's bodies were found incinerated in their burned-out travel trailer.

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