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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.
  • 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...