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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.
  • Judge: Chicago jail's newspaper ban violates 1st Amendment

    A federal judge in Chicago has ruled that a long-standing ban on all newspapers at one of the nation's largest jails violates inmates' right to free speech. Judge Matthew Kennelly said the Cook County Jail has some legitimate concerns that newspapers...

    Governor aims to reform criminal justice system, lower costs

    Gov. Gina Raimondo established a working group Tuesday to reform the state's criminal justice system and reduce costs arising from the high rate of offenders returning to jail. Rhode Island had the nation's third highest percentage of residents on...

    Cops: Inmate found dead in Lake jail cell

    Cops: Inmate found dead in Lake jail cell
    An inmate was found dead this Tuesday afternoon in a cell at the Lake County Jail, a sheriff's office spokesman said. 61-year-old Eva Wilson, of Leesburg, was found dead in her cell at the Lake County Detention Center around 12 p.m., spokesman Fred...

    Arizona governor calls for probe of private prison unrest

    Days of unrest at a privately run prison in Arizona became a nightmare scenario as inmates rioted, trashed housing units and injured guards, prompting the governor to order an investigation Monday into the problem at the facility. Gov. Doug Ducey told...