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Before a state senate vote on capital punishment, death penalty supporter Anne Rossi said the death penalty helped to get testimony that convicted some of the men involved in the murder of her husband and two other men at B and B Automotive in Windsor Locks.  Dr. William Petit, Junior and Anne Rossi's sister Linda Binnenkade look on. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

State Senate Death Penalty Vote Key Test

A push to abolish Connecticut’s death penalty is facing a key hurdle with a vote Wednesday in the state Senate, where supporters say they have the votes to kick-start the process toward repeal.

04/04/2012

Cheshire Correctional Institution (Department of Correction photo)

Prison Officials ID Inmate Who Died

The Connecticut Department of Correction has identified the Cheshire Correctional Institution inmate who apparently committed suicide on Monday.

03/27/2012

State Crime Lab. From state of Connecticut.

Crime Lab Regains Accreditation

The Connecticut crime lab where U.S. auditors found a series of problems last year won its certification back Tuesday from a national accreditation group, the governor said.

02/07/2012

Dan Malloy's advisor Roy Occhiogrosso in the state Capitol press room June 22.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

CT Union Concession Deal In Doubt

The fate of a labor savings and concessions deal needed to balance Connecticut’s deficit-plagued state budget appears to lie in the hands of the remaining Department of Correction union local.

06/22/2011

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State Senate Clarifies Prison Credits

The Democratic-controlled Connecticut Senate voted Friday evening to place limits on which prisoners should be allowed to shorten their sentences by earning credits for good behavior under a new program.

05/28/2011

Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky

Komisarjevsky’s Defense: Hayes Read Violent Books In Prison

A Connecticut man facing trial for a home invasion in which a mother was strangled and her two daughters were killed in a fire says his co-defendant read books in prison before the crime depicting violent murders and the burning of victims.

03/14/2011

Domestic Violence Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder-for-Hire

An inmate awaiting trial for five domestic violence arrests is accused of trying to arrange the murder-for-hire of his former girlfriend.

01/20/2011

cipriani ross taylor pool 2008

Triple Murder Mastermind Attacked In Prison

Benedetto Cipriani, sentenced to up to 200 years in prison for masterminding a triple murder in a love triangle has been attacked in his prison cell.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–01/18/2011

Opponents Hope To Repeal Death Penalty This Session

Death penalty opponents say they are optimistic that Connecticut will repeal its capitol punishment law this session.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–01/13/2011

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