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Conn. Prisoner Wins Jury Verdict Over Mattress

An attorney for a Connecticut prisoner says he has won a $12,000 verdict by a jury that found his right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment was violated after the prison failed to replace a defective mattress.

01/31/2014

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Bureau Of Prisons To Build New Women’s Prison At Danbury; Will Continue With Plan To Move Men To Existing Prison

Senators from Connecticut, New York and Vermont say the Federal Bureau of Prisons has changed its plan for the Danbury Federal Prison and will build a new prison for women near the existing prison.

11/04/2013

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Prison Officials Agree To Stop Serving Fish To Vegetarian Inmate

Prison officials have agreed to stop serving fish to a vegetarian prison inmate.

10/01/2013

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Litchfield Man Sentenced To Prison Asks To Be Euthanized

A Litchfield man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting his wife in the leg at their home in 2009.

08/29/2013

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Torrington Woman Who Took Nieces On Drug Run Pleads Guilty

_ A Connecticut woman is facing up to three years in prison for taking her two young nieces on a trip to buy crack cocaine, which triggered a statewide alert about their disappearance.

08/22/2013

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Prison Employee Pleads Guilty To Sexual Abuse Of Inmate

Prosecutors say a prison employee has pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of an inmate in Danbury.

08/06/2013

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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

Aaron Hernandez #81 of the New England Patriots smiles from the sidelines in the fourth quarter during a game against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium on Dec. 10, 2012 in Foxboro, Mass. (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

ACLU Worried Hernandez Could Suffer ‘Debilitating Psychological Effects’ Being Isolated In Jail

The American Civil Liberties Union is concerned that former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is now “locked alone inside a room the size of a parking spot” after being placed in a new cell last week.

07/08/2013

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Inmate Sentenced To Additional Time For Attack On Fellow Prisoner

A 22-year-old inmate at a federal prison in Danbury has been sentenced to nearly three more years of prison time for assaulting another inmate with a sock stuffed with two padlocks.

04/04/2013

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Bill Would Repeal Prison Credits

Republican legislators want to repeal the program allowing Connecticut inmates to earn credit toward early release for good behavior.

03/22/2013

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