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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.
  • Iowa inmate escaped maximum-security cell through piping

    A convicted armed robber managed to escape from one of Iowa's most highly secure prison cells by sneaking through the building's piping onto the roof and guiding himself to the ground with a makeshift rope, authorities said Monday. Justin Kestner, 25,...

    Arizona governor calls for probe of private prison unrest

    The governor of Arizona is calling for an investigation into unrest at a privately run state prison that left the facility heavily damaged and led to the transfer of more than 1,000 inmates. Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday also ordered prisons Director Charles...

    Escaped N.Y. inmate David Sweat returned to prison

    The surviving escapee from a prison break and three-week manhunt will spend 23 hours a day in a maximum-security cell, much more confined than he and a fellow murder convict were in the prison from which they managed a getaway, officials said Sunday....

    Infamous crime bosses, killers, pirate keep company inside Coleman prison

    Infamous crime bosses, killers, pirate keep company inside Coleman prison
    The current residence of notorious Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger sprawls off a two-lane Sumter County highway that offers only scrubby trees and power lines as relief for the scenic monotony. The federal penitentiary hunkered down about 10...