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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...
  • Wrongfully convicted New York man reaches $4.75-million settlement

    A New York man who spent 18 years in prison for murder he did not commit will receive a $4.75-million settlement from the state, the largest award for a wrongful conviction in New York history.  Fernando Bermudez was arrested in a 1991 shooting and...
  • With funding cut, Northampton County executive pulls plug on prison drug treatment

    With funding cut, Northampton County executive pulls plug on prison drug treatment
    Two weeks after Northampton County Council slashed the funding for a controversial drug treatment program in the prison, County Executive John Brown said he had no choice but to end it. Brown this week sent a 30-day notice to end the $3.8 million drug...
  • Orlando man gets 3 years for smuggling contraband into prison as officer

    Orlando man gets 3 years for smuggling contraband into prison as officer
    For $1,000, one inmate said, you could get a carton of cigarettes smuggled into the federal prison in Sumter County. All you had to do, the inmate told federal officials, is get the money wired into an account for an Orlando man — a corrections...
  • U.S. to sue NYC over rights violations of teen Rikers Island inmates

    U.S. to sue NYC over rights violations of teen Rikers Island inmates
    The U.S. government will sue New York City over widespread violations of civil rights of teenage inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex, the Justice Department said on Thursday, raising the prospect of years of federal oversight of the troubled jail....
  • Former Lake County jail guard dies awaiting trial in inmate's death

    Former Lake County jail guard dies awaiting trial in inmate's death
    One of two former correctional officers indicted on felony charges in connection with the death of a Lake County Jail inmate in 2012 has died while awaiting trial. Officials confirmed Wednesday morning that Robert Schlesser, 49, of Round Lake Beach,...
  • Can L.A. County jails end the culture of violence against inmates?

    Can L.A. County jails end the culture of violence against inmates?
    After three years of turmoil arising from abuse of jail inmates, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to outside monitoring of nearly all aspects of its jail operation. The settlement of a class-action lawsuit, known as the...
  • Muslim woman says she was forced to attend Christian service in Ohio jail

    A 24-year-old Muslim woman has filed a lawsuit against an Ohio jail after Cuyahoga County corrections officers allegedly ordered her to attend Christian prayer services or face solitary confinement, according to court filings made public Thursday....
  • Authorities investigate death of inmate at Lehigh County corrections center

    An inmate was found dead Monday morning at the Lehigh County Corrections Center, authorities say. Theodore Volack III was found unresponsive in his bed around 5:15 a.m., according to a news release from the county's corrections director Ed Sweeney....
  • Reform prisons for safety of public

    Reform prisons  for safety  of public
    The announcement that another prison chief in Florida is on his way out presents Gov. Rick Scott and other state leaders with a choice: Keep the revolving door at the Department of Corrections spinning, or seize the opportunity created by this...
  • Detective who shot, killed burglary suspect was 15-year veteran, Orlando police say

    Orlando police say Andre Howard is the detective who shot and killed a burglary suspect while serving an arrest warrant Thursday morning. Howard and Officer Antonio Shorter, who was with him at the time, were both placed on paid administrative leave...