A year after the last inmate left the Bergin Correctional Institution, the University of Connecticut is in talks with the state to lease the shuttered prison in Mansfield as it seeks out more space for offices and laboratories.
Unions representing Connecticut prison workers say hundreds of inmates have to sleep on the floor due to overcrowding of the state’s prisons.
A former deputy warden at a Connecticut prison has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for sexually assaulting an inmate in 2008.
Absent $2 billion in concessions over two years from state employee unions, Gov. Dannel Malloy’s so-called ‘Plan B’ budget would result in the closure of the Bergin Correctional Institution in Mansfield.