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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...
  • County jails prepare for inmates' hospital bills with 'catastrophic' insurance

    County jails prepare for inmates' hospital bills with 'catastrophic' insurance
    Benjamin Parangan lay in a hospital bed for nearly two months after being charged with trying to kill the founder of Osceola County's largest church. The 47-year-old janitor at Living Water Fellowship needed a ventilator at first to breathe while...
  • Feds: Baltimore jail illegally keeping juveniles in solitary

    Feds: Baltimore jail illegally keeping juveniles in solitary
    Teenagers awaiting trial on adult charges in Baltimore are being kept in solitary confinement far too long — up to 143 days in one case, according to a highly critical review by the U.S. Justice Department's Division of Civil Rights. Federal...
  • Lawyer: 'Indifference' led to inmate death, prison silence

    A four-month wait for information about the death of a Nevada prison inmate who a witness said was handcuffed when he was shot to death by a guard stemmed from deliberate indifference by state officials, including Gov. Brian Sandoval, a lawyer for the...
  • Baltimore Co. jail locked down, searched this week after fight

    Baltimore Co. jail locked down, searched this week after fight
    The Baltimore County Detention Center was locked down and closed to visitors for more than a day this week after a fight involving a dozen inmates, county officials confirmed Friday. Jail staff found five weapons made of ink pens in the day room where...
  • Jail medical care not cause of inmate's death, Lehigh County jury rules

    Jail medical care not cause of inmate's death, Lehigh County jury rules
    A Lehigh County jury Friday night found that the private firm contracted to provide medical care to county jail inmates, and the jail's former doctor, were not responsible for an inmate's asthma death in 2012. Travis Magditch, 27, of Fountain Hill was...
  • Baltimore jail faulted for harsh treatment of youth detainees

    Baltimore jail faulted for harsh treatment of youth detainees
    The U.S. Justice Department says the Baltimore City Detention Center continues to violate federal law in its treatment of youths charged as adults, failing to provide adequate programs and holding some in solitary confinement for "extraordinary" periods...
  • Ohio prisons agency reviews programs to help freed inmates

    Officials with Ohio's prisons agency are emphasizing the importance of preparing inmates for life outside bars. Mark Hooks, warden at Ross Correctional Institution in Chillicothe (chihl-ih-KAHTH'-ee) in southern Ohio, says the agency wants to release...
  • 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...