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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.
  • New rules stop solitary confinement for juvenile inmates

    A federal court agreement severely restricting the use of solitary confinement on juvenile offenders in state lockups will ease the debilitating mental effects of such punishment, an advocacy group at the center of a lawsuit against the state said Monday....

    Suffield Prison Remains In Lockdown After Correction Officer Attack

    The MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution in Suffield remained in lockdown Monday morning after a corrections officer was assaulted just before 10 p.m. Saturday. The officer was taken by ambulance to an unnamed hospital for treatment and was...

    Bringing up baby while doing time

    Bringing up baby while doing time
    Decatur Correctional Center's E-wing is a place of stark juxtapositions, where the crackle of guards' radios mix with the happy cries of a toddler learning to take his first steps. Colorful murals of Bert and Ernie from "Sesame Street" decorate the...

    Man spends five years in jail awaiting trial as experts debate his mental heath, competence

    Man spends five years in jail awaiting trial as experts debate his mental heath, competence
    It's been five and a half years since Justin Evans' arrest near his grandparent's York County home, caught with a gun and cocaine in his pocket. He's had no trial. No conviction. No acquittal. Just delay after delay between trips to hospitals and...