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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...
  • Prison system could save money with health care contract

    The head of the Mississippi Department of Corrections says the state could save $2 million over the next three years by choosing a new private contractor to provide health care for inmates. The health services contract is one of several Department of...
  • Crime-victim group's views on current legislative proposals

    Californians for Safety and Justice, which says it advocates for changes in criminal justice laws on behalf of crime victims, is lobbying the Legislature on nearly two dozen bills. Among those, the group supports proposals to: -Allow stalking...
  • Program Reveals Song In Prisoners' Hearts

    Lee Correctional Institution, South Carolina's largest maximum-security prison, gets plenty of bad press — from a riot and a lockdown in February to drone-delivered contraband a few days ago. But within the walls of this all-male complex in...
  • Florida House calls for changes in the state's prisons

    Florida may start a pilot program that brings body cameras into one state prison under a bill passed by the Florida House. The House passed a comprehensive prisons bill on Friday and sent it over to the state Senate. The legislation comes in the wake of...
  • Inmate's reward for drugs mailed to jail: sweet cakes

    Inmate's reward for drugs mailed to jail: sweet cakes
    He did it for the Honey Buns. Some inmates at the Broward County jail apparently crave sugar and junk food even more than drugs. But Dean Aubol's excuse did nothing to sweeten the sentence U.S. District Judge William Dimitrouleas dispensed Friday in...
  • Scott offers proposal to rehabilitate drug offenders

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Will T. Scott said Friday that non-violent drug addicts should be put on an alternate path in Kentucky's corrections system as a way to bolster public safety, cut prison costs and reduce reoffenders in a state struggling...
  • Correction: Texas Prison-Riot Report story

    In a story April 23 about a federal review of a West Texas prison, The Associated Press reported erroneously that The Geo Group, a company paid to run the Reeves County Detention Center, subcontracted out the prison's health services to another company....
  • Alleged smuggling operation stings detention center

    Alleged smuggling operation stings detention center
    They're accused of smuggling in cigarettes, a cell phone and smokeless tobacco. There were lighters, matches and electronic cigarettes, too, and even a chicken Caesar wrap. "It was a black eye for our department, but the men and women who work there...
  • Stage not yet set for resumption of Guantanamo detainee releases

    MIAMI While some in the Obama administration are eager to resume transfers of detainees at Guantanamo this summer, none of the mechanisms are yet in place to move even one of the 122 captives now held at the detention center in southeast Cuba, U.S....
  • Aaron Hernandez moved to new prison after murder conviction

    Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been moved to a new prison a week after he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life behind bars. A state prisons official says Hernandez was moved Wednesday to the maximum-...