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Hearing On Prisoner’s Hunger Strike Delayed Until Fall

A court hearing for a Connecticut inmate who launched a hunger strike six years ago has been pushed off to the fall because of questions about travel documents.

07/25/2013

Longtime Correction Spokesman, State Newsman Garnett Dies At Age 57

Brian Garnett, the spokesman for the Connecticut prison system and a former television and radio reporter, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 57.

02/11/2013

Bergin Correctional Institution (Department of Correction photo)

Former Prison Could Become UConn Lab, Office Space

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.

11/27/2012

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Prison Officials Suggest Labeling Some Inmates As Sex Offenders

Connecticut prison officials are asking for a new law that would label inmates who commit lewd acts in their cells as sex offenders.

04/27/2012

Northern Prison (Courtesy Department of Correction)

Prison Guards Training For Execution In State

The commissioner of the Correction Department says prison guards have been training for the possibility that they would have to execute one of Connecticut’s death row inmates.

03/06/2012

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Inmates Help Clear Storm Debris

Connecticut prison inmates have been helping a few towns in northern Connecticut clean up debris from the October snow storm.

11/09/2011

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Prisons Ban Pornography

Connecticut inmates will no longer be able to possess pornography as of this time next year.

07/12/2011

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Guards Warn Layoffs Could Lead To Prison Problems

Unionized prison guards are warning of inmate riots and other problems inside the state’s lockups if the government goes ahead with planned budget cuts.

07/12/2011

Osborne Correctional Institution (WTIC Photo)

Lockdown Lifted At Osborne Prison

The Department of Correction says the Osborne Correctional Institution in Somers was locked down during the overnight hours Monday night after discovery of an unspecified security matter.

07/12/2011

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Correction Workers Vote Could Decide Concessions Fate

Members of a Department of Correction union local which could decide the fate of a labor savings deal are wrapping up voting on the tentative agreement that’s supposed to balance Connecticut’s two-year, $40.1 billion budget.

06/23/2011

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