16 Arizona Corrections Workers Disciplined in Inmate's Death

Sixteen Arizona corrections employees have been fired, suspended or otherwise disciplined for their role in the death of inmate at the Perryville prison in Goodyear.

The moves were announced at a news conference late Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities say 48-year-old Marcia Powell collapsed in triple-digit heat after spending four hours in an outdoor holding cell May 20, and died of a heat-related illness.

Powell had first- and second-degree burns on her face and body and a core body temperature of 108 degrees.

Under the prison's internal policy, Powell should have been removed from the cell after two hours.

Powell was serving a 27-month sentence for prostitution.