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  • 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...
  • Early jail releases have surged since California's prison realignment

     Early jail releases have surged since California's prison realignment
    Jesus Ysasaga had been arrested multiple times and ordered by the court to keep away from his ex-girlfriend. Two parole boards sentenced him to nearly a year in jail for stalking, drunkenness and battery. But the Fresno County jail would not keep him....
  • Misty Oaks murder suspects have long criminal records

    Misty Oaks murder suspects have long criminal records
    The two accused killers in last week's homicides at Misty Oaks Apartments have more arrests than fingers and toes. David Lopez has 45 and James Stewart has 24, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Lopez, 32, served 4 sentences in...
  • McKinney Wrong On Deputy Wardens

    I worked for the state of Connecticut for 39 years, starting as a correction officer and retiring as the commissioner of the Department of Correction, appointed by Gov. M. Jodi Rell and reappointed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. I was taken aback reading a...
  • For aging inmates, care outside prison walls

    WASHINGTON Providing health care to an aging prison population is a large and growing cost for states. Not only do inmates develop debilitating conditions at a younger age than people who are not incarcerated, but caring for them in the harsh...
  • Most Legislative Incumbents Appear Headed To Victory

    A majority of the Democratic incumbent lawmakers facing primary challenges in Tuesday's voting appeared to have pulled out victories over their opponents, including some involved in high-profile General Assembly races in Hartford, Bridgeport and Norwalk....
  • Osceola developer lands in prison for tax evasion, again

    Osceola developer lands in prison for tax evasion, again
    Walter Medlin, an Osceola County developer who has already been jailed for tax evasion, was sentenced again on Monday for the same crime. The latest prison term for Medline, 71, is 30 months, as handed down by U.S. District Judge Gregory Presnell. He...