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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. Malloy had been warning workers...
  • New York escapees took months to cut through walls, officials say

    New York escapees took months to cut through walls, officials say
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new superintendent has been named at the maximum-security prison in upstate New York where two inmates escaped last month, and a range of new security measures has been put in place. The state correction department announced...
  • New warden, increased security after New York prison escape

    A new superintendent has been named at the maximum-security prison in upstate New York where two inmates escaped last month, and a range of new security measures has been put in place. The state correction department announced Wednesday that 30-year...
  • Q&A: South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard on justice reform

    The U.S. has the largest prison population in the world, even as crime rates continue to drop. Of the 2.2 million inmates incarcerated in the U.S., 57 percent are in state prisons and 33 percent are in local jails, costing states billions of dollars....
  • 2 Florida State Prison guards arrested for drug dealing

    2 Florida State Prison guards arrested for drug dealing
    Authorities say they've arrested two prison guards in connection with a large-scale pain pill distribution ring at Florida State Prison. The Bradford County Sheriff's Office reports that corrections officer Dylan Hilliard was arrested June 11 after...
  • New warden, security measures after New York prison escape

    A range of new security measures is being put in place at a maximum-security prison to close gaps exploited by two inmates who escaped last month. The state correction department said Wednesday that includes stepped-up searches of inmates' cells,...
  • New warden, security measures after New York prison escape

    A range of new security measures is being put in place at a maximum-security prison to close gaps exploited by two inmates who escaped last month. The state correction department said Wednesday that includes stepped-up searches of inmates' cells,...
  • 2 Florida prison guards arrested, 8 other staffers suspended in alleged pill ring

    MIAMI In the latest turmoil for the Florida prison system, two guards have been arrested including a major for their alleged role in a prescription pill ring. Eight other prison staffers were not arrested but were suspended with pay. The Bradford...
  • 2 Florida State Prison guards arrested for drug dealing

    Authorities say they've arrested two prison guards in connection with a large-scale pain pill distribution ring at Florida State Prison. The Bradford County Sheriff's Office reports that corrections officer Dylan Hilliard was arrested June 11 after...
  • Inmate wounded by Nevada prison guard sues prison officials

    A Nevada prison inmate who was wounded by shotgun blasts that killed another prisoner has accused the state Department of Corrections chief, supervisors and guards of deliberate indifference and use of excessive force for shooting inmates. Prison and...
  • Bill allows sale of 2nd Ohio prison to private operator

    The state can sell a central Ohio prison to a private company under a bill on the way to Gov. John Kasich, creating the second privately owned and operated correctional institution in the state. The legislation approved last month authorizes Ohio to...