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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. Malloy had been warning workers...
  • 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...
  • Northampton County guard charged with smuggling drugs, phone into jail

    Northampton County guard charged with smuggling drugs, phone into jail
    A Northampton County corrections officer was charged Friday with smuggling drugs and a cell phone to inmates at the county jail. Brian Keith Jenkins, 30, of Easton, faces one count of providing a controlled substance to a confined person and one count of...
  • Hundreds of Arizona inmates to be moved following riot

    About 700 inmates at an Arizona prison were being moved to new locations Friday after disturbances on consecutive days left their housing units uninhabitable. Nine corrections officers suffered minor injuries in the incidents at the privately run Arizona...
  • Prisoner shot 3 weeks after escape from N.Y. prison still hospitalized

    Prisoner shot 3 weeks after escape from N.Y. prison still hospitalized
    A prison inmate shot and captured after three weeks on the run in northern New York remained hospitalized Friday while the body of his fellow escapee was handled in accordance with the wishes of his son. Winthrop Allen, with the John O. Roth Funeral...
  • Body of prison escapee released to New York funeral home

    The body of a convicted murderer who broke out of prison and was fatally shot after three weeks on the run was released to a funeral home Thursday as his fellow escapee continued his recovery at a hospital under heavy guard. Richard Matt's body was being...
  • Parolee charged with murder and burning victim's car in fatal Costa Mesa stabbing

    Parolee charged with murder and burning victim's car in fatal Costa Mesa stabbing
    Murder and arson charges were filed Thursday against a known gang member accused of stabbing a man to death in Costa Mesa and burning his car. John Breceda, 36, of Santa Ana was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday, but the hearing was postponed until...
  • New York escapees took months to cut through walls, officials say

    New York escapees took months to cut through walls, officials say
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new superintendent has been named at the maximum-security prison in upstate New York where two inmates escaped last month, and a range of new security measures has been put in place. The state correction department announced...