Department of Correction

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Governor Selects Correction Commissioner

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Governor Dannel Malloy has tapped a permanent correction commissioner. Scott Semple has been the acting commissioner for the Department of Correction since the retirement last year of James Dzurenda. Semple has […]


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Condemned Inmate On Food Strike Over Kosher Diet

A Connecticut inmate awaiting execution for his role in the killings of a woman and her two daughters says he is refusing to eat prison food that he believes is not kosher.


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Man Who Admitted Killing Mother Attempted Suicide

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) – The father of a Deep River man who admitted to killing his mother at Christmastime is questioning how his son, who was on a suicide watch, could seriously harm himself while […]


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Malloy Taps New Correction Commissioner

Governor Dannel Malloy has tapped the interim commissioner for the state Department of Correction for the job on a permanent basis. James Dzurenda has been serving on an interim basis since the April retirement of […]


Department of Social Services

CAFCA Briefed On NEON Matter

Late Friday came word that the state Department of Correction was ending its contract with a Norwalk-based anti-poverty agency to run a halfway house. State Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick Bremby went so far […]


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Mass. Transgender Inmate Convicted Of Murdering Wife Seeking Electrolysis From State

A convicted murderer who won a court order for taxpayer-funded sex-change surgery is asking a judge to order Massachusetts prison officials to provide electrolysis treatments.


INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 03: An official Super Bowl XLVI sign is seen in front of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument prior to Super Bowl XLVI between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots on February 3, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Prison System Cracks Down On Super Bowl Sunday Absences

State prison guards have filed nearly 100 grievances against the Department of Correction commissioner over his efforts to stop guards from calling in sick during the Super Bowl.


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Correction Department Puts Paroled Sex Offenders On Notice For Halloween

Connecticut Department of Correction parole officers will be conducting unannounced home visits and surveillance of the roughly 250 sex offenders under their supervision, for Halloween.


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State To Close Mansfield Prison

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.


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Judge Rules Against Prisons In Gender Discrimination Suit

A federal judge rules in favor of a hundred women who filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the state Department of Correction.