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Updated Jul 11, 2013 - 6:23 pm

Take a glimpse into Jodi Arias' cell, jail life

PHOENIX -- Responding to reports that convicted murderer Jodi Arias was living a "cushy" life in prison, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio allowed a glimpse into her living conditions on Thursday.

Arpaio allowed reporters inside the Estrella Jail, an all-female maximum security facility, to see Arias' 12-foot-by-7-foot cell.

"There's been a lot of misinformation about this jail system and I want to let the media and the public know what the truth is on how this sheriff and my officers run the jail," said Arpaio.

Arias is confined to the cell for 23 hours per day. She's allowed one hour to shower and make calls. She's not allowed to watch television or listen to the radio.

Other than drawing, Arias can read books and newspapers for entertainment.

About the Author


Sandra moved from the small border city of Yuma, Arizona to study Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University in the late 90s. Since graduating, she's worked at several local TV stations including Univision, Fox 10 and 3TV.

Working at KTAR, has allowed her the opportunity to cover major national news events, including Presidential visits, the Tucson Tragedy and the Wallow fire.

When Sandra isn't covering breaking news or behind a microphone in the studio, she's probably at home with her best friend Mark and her two dogs, Lily and Lola.

Sandra enjoys cooking and admits to enjoying "really bad" reality T.V. She also enjoys spending quiet time at home with people she loves, playing a little poker and traveling.

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