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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...
  • Smoking ban seems cause of 15-hour Australian prison riot

    Australian authorities on Wednesday ended a 15-hour prison riot involving up to 300 inmates in Melbourne suspected to have been triggered by a ban on smoking. Rioters armed with pieces of wood lit fires in buildings, broke down an internal wall and...
  • Correction Officer Charged With Sexual Assault

    Correction Officer Charged With Sexual Assault
    EAST LYME — An investigation into sexual misconduct at the state's only prison for female inmates has led to the arrest of a third correction officer Tuesday, according to state police. Kareem Dawson, 33, an employee of the York Correctional...
  • Suspended prison guards return to work in Easton

    Three Northampton County Prison guards suspended for nearly two months amid a federal investigation into contraband trafficking have been permitted to return to their jobs, and a fourth is expected to soon, the head of the corrections' officers union said...
  • Pope plans to speak on immigration, religious liberty during Philly visit

    PHILADELPHIA During two whirlwind days in Philadelphia in September, Pope Francis will speak about immigration and religious liberty outside Independence Hall and visit inmates at the city's largest prison. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said the pope's...
  • New York prison officials put on leave amid review into inmates' escape

    New York prison officials put on leave amid review into inmates' escape
    Twelve employees, including administrators and nine security workers, have been placed on administrative leave at upstate New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility as part of an ongoing review into the escape of two inmates from the maximum...
  • For sale: Former prison with mountain view, sleeps hundreds

    For sale: A 325-acre New York property containing more than 100 structures atop a mountain offering spectacular views. Sleeps hundreds. And one more thing: It's a former prison. The economic development office says July 7 is the deadline to submit...
  • Convicted killer thought fellow escapee was slowing him down

    Convicted killer thought fellow escapee was slowing him down
    Two convicted killers who staged a complicated prison break together and then spent more than two weeks roaming in thick New York woods finally split up when one man decided his companion was slowing him down, going their separate ways a few days before...
  • Gov. Cuomo: Inmates had sights on Mexico but ride backed out

    Two convicted murderers who eluded a massive manhunt for three weeks planned to drive to Mexico after escaping prison but ended up walking toward Canada when their ride backed out — finally splitting up in their final days of freedom, Gov. Andrew...
  • The Latest: Guard charged in connection with escape in court

    The latest on the capture of one convicted murderer from a maximum-security prison and the killing of the other. (all times local): ___ 4:25 p.m. A New York corrections officer charged in connection with the escape of two killers from a maximum-...
  • 2nd escaped inmate in New York prison break shot, captured

    2nd escaped inmate in New York prison break shot, captured
    A three-week manhunt that began when two convicted murderers staged a brazen prison break involving stolen power tools and hacksaw blades hidden in frozen hamburger meat ended Sunday when a single state police sergeant spotted a suspicious man walking...