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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.
  • For escapee, prison now will mean 23 hours a day in a cell

    The surviving escapee from a prison break and three-week manhunt will spend 23 hours a day in a maximum-security cell, much more confined than he and a fellow murder convict were in the prison from which they managed a getaway, officials said Sunday....

    Infamous crime bosses, killers, pirate keep company inside Coleman prison

    Infamous crime bosses, killers, pirate keep company inside Coleman prison
    The current residence of notorious Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger sprawls off a two-lane Sumter County highway that offers only scrubby trees and power lines as relief for the scenic monotony. The federal penitentiary hunkered down about 10...

    Jailing fewer at the border

    Jailing fewer at the border
    The Department of Homeland Security announced recently that it would release hundreds of mothers and children who are seeking political asylum, so that they can await their hearings in freedom rather than in detention facilities. That was a welcome move,...

    Arizona prison hit with 3rd disturbance by inmates in 4 days

    A third disturbance within four days broke out Saturday in a private prison in Kingman, authorities said. Units with the Arizona Department of Public Safety and the Mohave County Sheriff's Office were helping the Department of Corrections with the unrest...