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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...
  • Bill proposes secrecy on Virginia executions

    Bill proposes secrecy on Virginia executions
    The state's prisons and one of the most powerful politicians in the state Senate are arguing for a bill that critics say could keep any information about executions secret. The bill also says information about the drugs and equipment used in...
  • State Awards Ireland $6 Million For 21 Years Of Wrongful Incarceration

    State Awards Ireland $6 Million For 21 Years Of Wrongful Incarceration
    HARTFORD — Kenneth Ireland's subdued reaction Thursday to word that he would soon be a multimillionaire seemed to say a lot about the long road it took to get there. Even after 21 grueling years locked up in prison for a rape and murder that he did...
  • Sharp rise in prisoners allowed to go home pending trial in Cook County

    Sharp rise in prisoners allowed to go home pending trial in Cook County
    If you are charged with a felony in Chicago, chances are you'll find yourself in a scuffed-up, sunlit courtroom on the Southwest Side known as Central Bond Court. Dozens of defendants shuffle through Courtroom 100 every day, where a judge hears a few...
  • California prisons dip below court-ordered population cap

    California's beleaguered prison system on Thursday dipped below a court-imposed population cap for the first time, a benchmark the state will have to maintain to satisfy judges overseeing the agency. A 2013 ruling by a panel of three judges gave...
  • Scott proposes nearly $77 billion state budget

    Scott proposes nearly $77 billion state budget
    TALLAHASSEE — Flush with a significant budget surplus, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday called on legislators to slash taxes, boost spending on schools, while also spending more on the state's troubled prisons system. Many of the key...
  • Texas Expanding Telemedicine Use for Inmates

    Telemedicine has expanded over the last decade thanks to technology improvements and the implementation of electronic medical records. But while widespread adoption of virtual doctor visits will still take time, the practice has flourished in Texas as...
  • After two months, city jail gang case nears jury

    After two months, city jail gang case nears jury
    After more than two months of testimony, the federal trial of eight defendants in the Baltimore City Detention Center corruption case is expected to be presented to the jury for deliberations as soon as Wednesday. Defense attorneys for the two inmates,...
  • Prop. 47 brings a shift to longer time spent behind bars

    Prop. 47 brings a shift to longer time spent behind bars
    For decades, Los Angeles County jail inmates divided their sentences by five, 10 or 20 to calculate the time they would actually spend behind bars. Because of overcrowding, they left after completing as little as 5% of their sentences. Now, as...
  • Gloucester board, sheriff seek ways to cut jail costs

    Gloucester board, sheriff seek ways to cut jail costs
    An increase in the number of Gloucester inmates housed outside of the county costs over half a million dollars annually – an amount the Board of Supervisors and Sheriff's Office is hoping to reduce with possible alternatives. Gloucester County...
  • Sentence reduction law sparks sharp drop in L.A. County jail crowding

    Sentence reduction law sparks sharp drop in L.A. County jail crowding
    Los Angeles County’s long-overcrowded jail system saw a sharp decline in new inmates after California voters approved a law last year reducing penalties for a wide array of nonviolent crimes. According to a report delivered Tuesday to the Board of...