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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.
  • New correction commissioner a frequent visitor to prisons

    Department of Correction Commissioner Scott Semple was on the move inside the Garner Correctional Institution on a recent Tuesday, ducking into every office and inspecting each inmate housing unit from end to end. Members of Semple's executive team...

    Allentown man gets 14 years for Connecticut jewelry store heist

    William Davis escaped from a state correctional facility twice in early 2013 while serving a sentence for forgery and theft. It was during those flights that the 27-year-old Allentown man took part in a pair of armed robberies, kidnapping the employees...

    Judge weighs lawsuit filed by deaf inmate at Arlington jail

    Deaf inmates should be given regular access to sign language interpreters when needed, lawyers argued Thursday in a lawsuit over one inmate's six-week stay at a county jail. Ethiopian immigrant Abreham Zemedagegehu sued the Arlington County sheriff and...

    2 former cellmates charged with digging hole in cell wall

    Call it The Shawshank Rejection: Two former inmates of a western Pennsylvania county jail have allegedly been caught digging a hole in a cinderblock cell wall. The charges against Joseph Lee Bockes, 35, and Billy Ray Naill, 33, were filed Tuesday, though...