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  • Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions

    Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions
    Despite numerous hours of talks over the past two months, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered layoff notices to start going out Tuesday because no deal has been reached between his administration and the state employee unions.
  • Former Lake County jail guard dies awaiting trial in inmate's death

    Former Lake County jail guard dies awaiting trial in inmate's death
    One of two former correctional officers indicted on felony charges in connection with the death of a Lake County Jail inmate in 2012 has died while awaiting trial. Officials confirmed Wednesday morning that Robert Schlesser, 49, of Round Lake Beach,...

    Court-appointed panel to monitor Los Angeles county jails

    A court-appointed panel will begin to oversee the Los Angeles County jail system, the American Civil Liberties Union said on Tuesday, as part of a settlement to a 2012 class-action lawsuit that alleged sheriff's deputies beat inmates. The agreement...

    U.S. appeals court denies prisoner's right to tax-funded sex change

    A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday overturned a lower-court decision that a Massachusetts prisoner suffering from gender identity disorder was entitled to receive a taxpayer-funded sex change operation. The state's prison system is not violating the...

    Court-appointed panel to monitor use of force in L.A. County jails

    Court-appointed panel to monitor use of force in L.A. County jails
    A court-appointed panel will now be asked to monitor the use of force by sheriff's deputies in Los Angeles County jails, part of a far-reaching settlement to a lawsuit alleging brutal beatings of inmates. Approved Tuesday by county supervisors, the...