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“Jane Doe” Escapes Custody At Treatment Program

“Jane Doe,” the transgender teenager whose placement has been the subject of controversy involving treatment of troubled juveniles, has escaped custody.

09/16/2014

Steven Hayes (Courtesy Department of Correction, 2014)

Cheshire Home Invasion Killer Sues State For Kosher Meals In Prison

One of two men convicted in the killings of a mother and her two daughters in a 2007 Connecticut home invasion is suing the state, claiming his rights are violated because he’s being denied kosher food in prison.

09/12/2014

(File:  Pool Photo/Bob Child/AP Photo/Pool)

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

(Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images)

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 Correctional Institution (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

(Courtesy Jeff Hugabonne)

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

(Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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