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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.
  • Brawl erupts, inmate found dead at Vacaville prison

    Brawl erupts, inmate found dead at Vacaville prison
    A 24-year-old inmate was found dead Monday at California State Prison, Solano, hours after dozens of inmates at the same facility rioted in the yard, authorities said. The inmate's name has not been released pending notification of his family. The...

    2 Florida prison guards accused of beating inmate

    Two Florida prison guards were arrested in the beating of an inmate that left him with a broken nose and several facial fractures, state investigators said Tuesday. Correctional Sgt. Michael Jernigan, 37, and Officer Donald Sims, 21, were arrested late...

    What drives man busted 3 times since he was 14 for impersonating a cop?

    What drives man busted 3 times since he was 14 for impersonating a cop?
    Vincent Richardson was just 14 when he gained international notoriety for convincing cops at a South Side station he was one of them. In December, he got out of prison after serving four months on a parole violation connected to a separate police...

    New rules stop solitary confinement for juvenile inmates

    A federal court agreement severely restricting the use of solitary confinement on juvenile offenders in state lockups will ease the debilitating mental effects of such punishment, an advocacy group at the center of a lawsuit against the state said Monday....