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  • West Easton Treatment Center's new garden nourishing rehabilitation

    West Easton Treatment Center's new garden nourishing rehabilitation
    The fenced-in garden next to the West Easton Treatment Center looks like any other large, late-summer plot: full of tomatoes, shiny-skinned peppers, fat zucchini lying in repose beneath the shade of their own broad leaves. But to hungry people in the...
  • DNA evidence frees Michigan man jailed for 15 years

    KALKASKA, Mich. The county prosecutor on Friday agreed to drop charges and free a man who served 15 years of a life sentence in state prison for the murder of an elderly woman in this northern Michigan town. Jamie Peterson, 39, could be released as...
  • Former women's prison ready for transformation

    Former women's prison ready for transformation
    The Broward County Correctional facility still screams maximum security -- its 15-foot-high perimeter fence, dressed with winding rows of razor-sharp concertina wire, appears impassable. But there are no inmates here and only a single security guard, an...
  • California sued over pepper-spray death of mentally ill prisoner

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The mother and father of a mentally ill California prison inmate, who died after being pepper-sprayed in his cell, sued the state correctional system on Thursday, charging that guards failed to help him and tried to cover up the...
  • New Exhibit On Wethersfield State Prison Will Include Electric Chair

    WETHERSFIELD — The Wethersfield Historical Society has raised enough money to open its long-planned exhibit on the now-closed Wethersfield State Prison. The exhibit will open Sept. 18, as originally planned. In addition, the state Department of...
  • Is Neel Kashkari debating Jerry Brown to win, place or merely show?

    Is Neel Kashkari debating Jerry Brown to win, place or merely show?
    What is Neel Kashkari trying to do, and does it matter? Kashkari, the Republican candidate challenging three-term Gov. Jerry Brown, the state’s highest profile Democrat, on Thursday night gets his one shot to face Brown in a live televised and...
  • Malloy's Public Safety Commissioner Criticized Over NYC Jail Abuses When She Was In Charge

    Malloy's Public Safety Commissioner Criticized Over NYC Jail Abuses When She Was In Charge
    The U.S. Department of Justice's Aug. 4 report on violent abuses in New York City's Rikers Island prison complex has unexpected relevance to Connecticut – because it focuses on the years 2011 to 2013, when the city's top corrections official was...
  • Terrorism plotter Padilla will get no more than 30 years in prison, feds agree

    Terrorism plotter Padilla will get no more than 30 years in prison, feds agree
    Just days before re-sentencing day for Jose Padilla — the convicted terrorism plotter from Broward County — federal prosecutors agreed they will recommend he face no more than 30 years in prison, court records show. The agreement is the...
  • Lawyers for BGF get first chance to challenge jail case

    Lawyers for BGF get first chance to challenge jail case
    In the large, rarely used ceremonial courtroom of Baltimore's federal court on Wednesday, a few defendants and their lawyers challenged prosecutors who say they helped the Black Guerrilla Family gang take over the city jail. Many of the cases against...
  • Former Inmate Joins Senators Calling For New Women's Prison

    Former Inmate Joins Senators Calling For New Women's Prison
    Federal prison officials talk a great deal about the importance of preserving the bond between female inmates and their children, the author of "Orange is the New Black" said Wednesday. But their talking points do not reflect the realities of life at the...
  • Massachusetts jail offers $1,000-a-shot drug to fight addiction, recidivism

    BARNSTABLE, Mass. (Reuters) - When William Luz's father died behind bars last month at 62 of liver failure and other illnesses tied to a lifetime of illegal drug use, his son, a former addict himself, could have dulled the pain with heroin. But Luz, who...