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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.
  • Lawyer: 'Indifference' led to inmate death, prison silence

    A four-month wait for information about the death of a Nevada prison inmate who a witness said was handcuffed when he was shot to death by a guard stemmed from deliberate indifference by state officials, including Gov. Brian Sandoval, a lawyer for the...

    Feds: Baltimore jail illegally keeping juveniles in solitary

    Teenagers awaiting trial on adult charges in Baltimore are being kept in solitary confinement for far too long — up to 143 days in one case, according to a highly critical review by the U.S. Justice Department's Division of Civil Rights. Federal...

    Baltimore Co. jail locked down, searched this week after fight

    Baltimore Co. jail locked down, searched this week after fight
    The Baltimore County Detention Center was locked down and closed to visitors for more than a day this week after a fight involving a dozen inmates, county officials confirmed Friday. Jail staff found five weapons made of ink pens in the day room where...

    Jail medical care not cause of inmate's death, Lehigh County jury rules

    Jail medical care not cause of inmate's death, Lehigh County jury rules
    A Lehigh County jury Friday night found that the private firm contracted to provide medical care to county jail inmates, and the jail's former doctor, were not responsible for an inmate's asthma death in 2012. Travis Magditch, 27, of Fountain Hill was...