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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 […]


No Victim Impact Statement from Cheshire Home Invasion Survivor

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut man convicted of murdering a woman and her two daughters in a home invasion will try to avoid the death penalty by arguing that executions cost taxpayers more […]


Delays in the Hayes Case

Jim Bergen is a Partner with Shipman & Goodwin. He discusses what’s next.


Town Seeks to Block Sex Offender Center at Local Jail

MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) _ Officials in an eastern Connecticut town have voted to take legal action to try to stop the state from opening a sex offender treatment center at a local jail. The Montville […]


Inmate in Hartford Gang Murder Fatally Stabbed in Federal Prison

CANAAN, Pa. (AP) _ A Connecticut man serving a life sentence on murder-for-hire charges is dead after being stabbed inside a federal prison in northeastern Pennsylvania. A prison spokeswoman says 50-year-old Jose Antonio Perez died […]