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Michael Jacques to serve life sentence in Arizona prison

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TUCSON, Ariz. - A Vermont man serving life in prison for killing his niece has been moved to an Arizona prison.

Michael Jacques is now in a high-security prison in Tucson. There are about 1,600 inmates and a high percentage of them are sex offenders.

Jacques is serving a life-without-parole sentence for kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing 12-year-old Brooke Bennett in 2008.

Jacques' lawyers had argued his life would be in danger in a regular prison because of his crimes and asked a judge to recommend he go to that prison. The judge declined to make the recommendation, but Jacques was recently sent to Arizona.

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