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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...
  • 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...
  • Can L.A. County jails end the culture of violence against inmates?

    Can L.A. County jails end the culture of violence against inmates?
    After three years of turmoil arising from abuse of jail inmates, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to outside monitoring of nearly all aspects of its jail operation. The settlement of a class-action lawsuit, known as the...
  • U.S. torture report puts Romania's role under scrutiny

    The lawyer for a man tortured by the CIA said Romania's authorities should acknowledge the role they played after a U.S. Senate report pointed to Romania as the site of the secret CIA jail where the man was interrogated. The report did not name countries...
  • Rothstein's right-hand woman Debra Villegas deserves big break, feds say

    Rothstein's right-hand woman Debra Villegas deserves big break, feds say
    Scott Rothstein's former right-hand woman Debra Villegas should get her federal prison term cut in half — to five years — as a reward for her extensive cooperation with investigators, prosecutors are recommending. Prosecutors say her help,...
  • Reform prisons for safety of public

    Reform prisons  for safety  of public
    The announcement that another prison chief in Florida is on his way out presents Gov. Rick Scott and other state leaders with a choice: Keep the revolving door at the Department of Corrections spinning, or seize the opportunity created by this...
  • BGF leader White quickly turned informant, testimony shows

    BGF leader White quickly turned informant, testimony shows
    Tavon White says pleading guilty to running a racketeering enterprise at the Baltimore City Detention Center was an easy decision. Deciding to testify against his alleged co-conspirators, no sweat.  Telling his granny about it? That was tough. ...
  • Former polo mogul Goodman prefers Glades County prison

    Now that he's heading to state prison, Wellington polo club founder John Goodman says he'd like to go to Moore Haven Correctional Facility in Glades County. Last week, the 4th District Court of Appeal denied the 51-year-old felon's request for an...