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  • Wethersfield Historical Society's Plans For Prison Exhibit Hit Bump

    WETHERSFIELD — The Wethersfield Historical Society's long-planned exhibit on the former Connecticut State Prison may be in jeopardy. A potential funding source fell through, leaving the society short of money as the Sept. 17 opening date...
  • Warrants: Suspected Serial Rapist Assaulted 2 Women In New Britain Parking Garage

    NEW BRITAIN — A former Department of Correction officer who has been charged in four sexual assaults allegedly raped two women in a city parking garage where he used to work as a security guard, according to arrest warrants obtained Tuesday. Kelvin...
  • Robert Downey Jr. 'grateful' for son Indio Downey's arrest

    Robert Downey Jr. 'grateful' for son Indio Downey's arrest
    Indio Falconer Downey was arrested Sunday afternoon on suspicion of cocaine and drug-paraphernalia possession, and Monday found his famous father Robert Downey Jr. thanking law enforcement for taking action. "We're grateful to the Sheriff's department...
  • Inmate hopes to be out by July Fourth

    The federal judge now looking into whether a Hampton man should be given credit for 196 days of incarceration wants more court documents — and says he is aware of the "time-sensitive" nature of the dispute. Joshua Paternoster-Cozart, 29, says...
  • Prosecutors: Road rage led to March shooting

    Prosecutors: Road rage led to March shooting
    An incident of road rage led to a shooting of a 30-year-old man as he sat in his car on the Near West Side in March that left the victim paralyzed, prosecutors said Saturday. Edgar H. Gomez, 27, has been charged with aggravated battery with a firearm in...
  • Gov. taps new OIG, elections chief, hires House member

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced a number of significant appointments Friday afternoon, naming a new elections commissioner, a new port authority member, four new members on the board of corrections, making the acting inspector general permanent and re-...
  • Oklahoma death row inmates sue over 'unsound' execution practices

    A group of 21 Oklahoma death row prisoners has filed a lawsuit to prevent the state from using its "untested and unsound" execution procedures because “they create a substantial risk of severe pain, needless suffering and a lingering death.” ...
  • Mayo: Prison death of mentally ill inmate downright medieval

    It sounds almost too barbaric to believe: A mentally ill inmate locked in a scalding hot shower by prison guards for more than an hour, the man's screams finally stopping when he died. Monday marks the second anniversary of Darren Rainey's death at...
  • Inmate On Hunger Strike Deported To England

    Inmate On Hunger Strike Deported To England
    A Connecticut inmate whose liquids-only hunger strike led to a state Supreme Court decision that upheld the rights of prison officials to force-feed prisoners was deported Tuesday to England, according to his attorney and immigration officials. William...
  • Jurors in Bryan Stow civil case hear little from attackers

    Jurors in Bryan Stow civil case hear little from attackers
    After weeks of graphic testimony about the beating of a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium, jurors in a civil lawsuit against the team finally heard directly from the perpetrators of the assault. But they didn't hear very much. In video of a...
  • Better oversight of freed felons a necessity

    Better oversight of freed felons  a necessity
    Is Florida tough on crime? You bet. Are Florida citizens safe from felons who get out of prison? Not exactly. A recent Pew Charitable Trusts study shows Florida released more inmates from prison than any other state without providing any further...