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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...
  • Why keep elderly convicts behind bars?

    To the editor: As a researcher seeking to improve the justice system, I agree wholeheartedly with much of what Newt Gingrich and B. Wayne Hughes Jr. say about the incarceration of low-level offenders in California. Unfortunately, they fail to mention...
  • Small Florida town copes with mass killing

    BELL, Fla. On the day after Don Spirit carried out a mass killing of his own family his adult daughter and six grandchildren before ending his own life this small north Florida town was trying to cope with the horror of what happened less than 24 hours...
  • Prison Exhibit Opens At Wethersfield Historical Society

    WETEHRSFIELD -- The tiny prison cell is made of metal and plywood, the bed a steel slab suspended by chains and the furniture a primitive, rough-hewn stool and table. Welcome to the Wethersfield State Prison segregation unit. The cell is a centerpiece...
  • Gang leader held responsible in '08 slayings of officer, companion

    Gang leader held responsible in '08 slayings of officer, companion
    For more than six years, the families of slain Chicago police detective Robert Soto and his companion, Kathryn Romberg, waited for a West Side gang member to be held responsible for gunning them down. Relatives watched in disbelief as Jason Austin was...
  • Despite signs, Lake jail fails to thwart suicide

      Despite signs, Lake jail fails to thwart suicide
    One day in April, officers at the Lake County Jail discovered something disturbing in inmate Igor Karlukov's possession: shreds of a mesh laundry bag fashioned into a noose, jail records show. Karlukov, 35, was jailed after allegedly attacking his ex-...
  • White supremacist Matthew Hale wants to play violin in solitary

    White supremacist Matthew Hale wants to play violin in solitary
    Years before he was convicted of plotting to kill a Chicago federal judge, white supremacist Matthew Hale was an accomplished violinist said to favor the wistful and passionate concertos of Tchaikovsky. Now Hale wants to take up the instrument again...
  • What California can learn from the red states on crime and punishment

    What California can learn from the red states on crime and punishment
    Imagine you have the power to decide the fate of someone addicted to heroin who is convicted of petty shoplifting. How much taxpayer money would you spend to put that person in prison — and for how long? Is incarceration the right form of...
  • State prisons chief: Employees who commit crimes will be fired

    State prisons chief: Employees who commit crimes will be fired
    Florida Department of Corrections employees — including those at Lake Correctional Institution near Clermont — who commit any crime would be fired from their job under a new policy announced by Corrections Secretary Mike Crews. The revised...
  • Attorney General Mark Herring bolsters re-entry effort for Virginia jails

    Attorney General Mark Herring bolsters re-entry effort for Virginia jails
    Attorney General Mark R. Herring said Monday that he's begun new efforts to make it easier for inmates at jails across the state to re-enter society after serving their sentences. The state has bolstered its re-entry programs in recent years at state...
  • Al-Qaida recruit Jose Padilla resentenced to 21 years in prison

    MIAMI Convicted al-Qaida terrorist recruit Jose Padilla was resentenced to 21 years in prison in Miami federal court Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke issued Padilla's new sentence in response to a federal appeals court ruling ordering her to...