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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.



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.


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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.


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.


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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

Governor Authorizes New Class of Correctional Officers

CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. M. Jodi Rell says she has authorized the Connecticut Department of Correction to begin training a new class of 100 correctional officers. Rell says officers are in demand due to […]


Corrections Department Reports Inmate Suicide

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ State prison officials say an inmate at Bridgeport Correctional Center who faced attempted murder and kidnapping charges died in a suspected suicide, the fourth since July. The state Department of Correction […]


Judge: Jury Can't Consider Execution Cost in Hayes Case

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – A New Haven Superior Court judge has ruled that convicted Cheshire home invasion killer Steven Hayes cannot bring up the cost of executions when jurors consider whether to impose the […]