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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...
  • Fighting Cancer And Possible Return To Prison, Taylor Remains Optimistic

    Fighting Cancer And Possible Return To Prison, Taylor Remains Optimistic
    More than a year after Ronald Taylor was released from prison and temporarily exonerated of the murder for which he served 16 years in prison, the New Haven native is again fighting to prove his innocence while at the same time battling stage four colon...
  • After first drug dose failed to kill Arizona inmate, logs show 14 more

    A convicted murderer who died in a botched execution last week in Arizona was injected with 15 separate doses of a drug combination because the initial drug protocol of one dose didn’t seem to be enough to kill him, according to documents released...
  • Drug dosage 15 times higher than protocol in botched Arizona execution

    Drug dosage 15 times higher than protocol in botched Arizona execution
    Officials in Arizona injected a death row inmate last month with doses 15 times higher than the amount of drugs called for in the state's protocol for executions by lethal injection, authorities said on Friday. Lawyers for convicted double murderer...
  • Dade Correctional back in spotlight after inmate strangling

    MIAMI An inmate at Dade Correctional Institution who pleaded to be transferred because he feared he would be killed by his cellmate was found strangled in his cell Monday, allegedly by that same cellmate. It was the latest in a series of problems at...
  • Police: Newly sentenced inmate forgot about cocaine in his pants

    A Monroe County man landed in hot water this week when he allegedly reported to prison with three bags of cocaine in his pants. Monroe County detectives said Cory Mosley, 23, of Stroudsburg, formerly of Beechwood, N.J., was sentenced Tuesday at the...
  • Arizona reveals drug dosage given in drawn-out execution

    Arizona reveals drug dosage given in drawn-out execution
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - Officials in Arizona injected a death row inmate last month with doses 15 times higher than the amount of drugs called for in the state's protocol for executions by lethal injection, authorities said on Friday. Lawyers for convicted...
  • Former Bell mayor sentenced to year in jail in corruption case

    Former Bell mayor sentenced to year in jail in corruption case
    After the battering ram splintered his door and he was handcuffed and taken into custody, Oscar Hernandez ignored his attorney's advice and confessed that he and other Bell council members had paid themselves huge salaries for sitting on boards that often...
  • Crashed drone carried contraband aimed at South Carolina prison

    CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - A drone being flown in a novel attempt to smuggle phones, marijuana and tobacco into a South Carolina maximum security prison crashed outside its walls, authorities said on Wednesday. The contraband smuggling attempt has...
  • 2nd man tied to drone smuggling attempt at South Carolina prison sought

    2nd man tied to drone smuggling attempt at South Carolina prison sought
    Authorities issued a public plea Thursday to help them find one of two individuals who tried to sneak a drone carrying cellphones, marijuana and other contraband into a South Carolina maximum-security prison. Officials at the South Carolina Department...
  • Guards at New York City jail accused of drug trafficking

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three guards at New York City's Rikers Island Correctional Facility have been indicted on charges of smuggling drugs into the city's largest jail complex and selling contraband to inmates, authorities said on Tuesday. The charges...