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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.
  • Sender of drug-laced jail mail sentenced to prison

    Sender of drug-laced jail mail sentenced to prison
    A onetime Broward County chemical engineer was sentenced to just over a year in prison Friday for mailing postcards laced with a hallucinogenic drug to inmates in the Broward County jail. William Hahne, 57, pleaded guilty last month to two federal...

    Sweep uncovered no drugs in Northampton County Prison

    Sweep uncovered no drugs in Northampton County Prison
    Despite three hits by drug-sniffing dogs during Wednesday's nearly seven-hour search of Northampton County Prison, no drugs were uncovered, the county's top law enforcement and corrections officials say. "The bottom line is that no drugs were found,"...

    Federal prison inmate gets 30 years for killing over stamps

    A man from El Salvador will spend 30 years in prison for killing his cellmate at a federal prison in Pennsylvania over the theft of postage stamps. Javier Oswaldo Jovel-Aguilar, 37, was sentenced Wednesday night by a federal judge in Williamsport who...

    Alabama, feds reach agreement over alleged prison abuse

    An Alabama women's prison will be overhauled after the U.S. Justice Department said officers there coerced inmates into sex, watched them in showers and bathrooms and organized a New Year's Eve strip show. The Department of Justice on Thursday filed a...