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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 rules for Orange County in transgender inmate's lawsuit

    Judge rules for Orange County in transgender inmate's lawsuit
    A federal judge ruled in favor of Orange County last month in a lawsuit brought by a transgender inmate who was raped by a fellow inmate while in the custody of the county jail in 2008, recently filed court documents show. The victim, identified as D.B....

    Rekha Basu: Why are prisons showing inmates violent smut films?

    I could hardly believe my eyes at first. Then revulsion gave way to outrage. I was sitting in a Polk County, Iowa courtroom watching a clip from a smut film. It was one the state of Iowa had casually shown to disturbed and mentally ill prison inmates,...

    Prison warden retires after link to sex offender

    Prison warden retires after link to sex offender
    An Illinois prison warden abruptly retired Tuesday amid an investigation into her relationship with a convicted sex offender who had been living in her home for about a year, law enforcement officials said. Nedra Chandler's decision to retire as...

    Witness' dubious history puts a 16-year-old murder conviction in doubt

    Witness' dubious history puts a 16-year-old murder conviction in doubt
    June Patti had a hunger to be heard. A large woman with scarlet-dyed hair and a loud, raspy voice, Patti was a known drug addict who presented herself as a paralegal. Raised in the Redondo Beach area, she moved to northwest Washington state in the 1990s...