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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...
  • The prison OKC bomber Terry Nichols calls home

    On April 19, 1995, the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was bombed, killing 168 and injuring more than 680 people. Three conspirators were charged in connection with the bombing: Timothy McVeigh, Michael Fortier and Terry Nichols....
  • 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...
  • NY state police investigating inmate death at state prison

    New York state police say they're investigating an inmate death at the maximum-security Sullivan Correctional Facility in Sullivan County, where troopers responded Monday following a report of an assault on staff. Corrections officials identified the...
  • 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...
  • Ex-NFL star Hernandez convicted of murder, sentenced to life

    Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout...
  • Lawsuits point to multiple inmate shootings at Nevada prison

    Lawsuits and data point to multiple cases of guards firing shotguns at inmates at a Nevada state prison where a handcuffed prisoner was killed by a corrections officer trainee last November. Federal lawsuits have been filed in Las Vegas by at least three...
  • Newport News to close City Farm correctional facility

    Newport News plans to close its City Farm correctional facility. The Daily Press (http://bit.ly/1JKk92E ) reports that City Council approved the facility's closure on Tuesday. Inmates will be transferred to the City Jail or to a regional jail in...
  • Bill On Transfer To Prison Of Violent Criminally Insane Patients Dies

    Bill On Transfer To Prison Of Violent Criminally Insane Patients Dies
    HARTFORD — State officials grappling with the case of Francis Anderson were hoping members of the judiciary committee Monday would pass legislation they said would have closed a loophole in state laws that address where to house legally insane...