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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.
  • Family Of Inmate Killed By Victim's Relative Seeks To Sue State

    Family Of Inmate Killed By Victim's Relative Seeks To Sue State
    HARTFORD — Kevin Cales was killed in prison in 2008 by a fellow inmate — a cousin of one of five young people who died in car crash in Berlin in 2006 that Cales caused while chasing his ex-girlfriend's car at speeds over 100 mph an hour....

    Lawyer: 2 Nevada inmates handcuffed when guard shot them

    A Nevada prison inmate was handcuffed when was shot and killed by a guard last November, according to a lawyer who said that her client was wounded in the same shooting but survived. Carlos Manuel Perez Jr. was slain with his hands cuffed behind his...

    Inmates who allege police abuse by Burge may get hearing on innocence claims

    Inmates who allege police abuse by Burge may get hearing on innocence claims
    "Girt" Burton was 21 when he alleged Chicago police detectives working under Cmdr. Jon Burge kept him in custody without charges for six days, beating him with a phone book, choking him until he passed out and torturing him until he finally confessed to a...

    Fla. House must buy into reform of state's prisons

    Fla. House must buy into reform of state's prisons
    Approaching the halfway point in the Florida Legislature's 2015 session, the House is at risk of becoming the chamber where good ideas go to die. House leaders are still balking at a bipartisan Senate plan that would provide access to private health...