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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.
  • California prisons to end race-based policy for inmate violence

    A federal judge is expected to sign off on a decision by California corrections officials to give up its unique use of race-based punishment as a tool to control violence in its crowded prisons.  The decision comes out of a settlement between state...

    California will end race-based punishment in state prisons

    When a group of prisoners attacked two guards at California's High Desert State Prison in 2006, the warden declared a full lockdown that confined African Americans in one wing of the prison to their cells, and kept them there for 14 months. No outdoor...

    California prisons to end racial lockdown policy

    (Reuters) - The California prison system has agreed to settle a long-running civil rights lawsuit by ending race-based lockdowns of inmates, court records show. The 21-page stipulated settlement, which has not been filed in court but was published online...

    Officials Hope New Cold Case Playing Cards Generate Tips In Unsolved Crimes

    Officials Hope New Cold Case Playing Cards Generate Tips In Unsolved Crimes
    HARTFORD — Playing cards that feature the photos of victims in crimes that have gone cold are being distributed to inmates in the state prisons with the hope they'll generate tips that will help investigators solve some of the case. It's the third...