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New Parole Hearing For Castonguay In Officer’s Shooting

 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A man who killed a police officer in 1977 faces a new parole hearing this week as the board reconsiders its decision to release him following an outcry from the victim’s […]

03/24/2015

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With Fewer Inmates, Malloy Budget Proposes Closing Prison

As the number of inmates declines, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is proposing to shut a Connecticut prison.

03/09/2015

Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution in Enfield. Photo from state Department of Correction web site.

Enfield Prison To Become ‘Reintegration Unit’

A 600-bed prison in Enfield will be converted into a “reintegration unit” as part of a series of initiatives by the governor to help convicts rebuild their lives.

02/05/2015

File photo of a gate outside of a prison. (Photo by FRANK PERRY/AFP/GettyImages)

State Fighting Inmate Lawsuit Over Porn Policy

A man convicted of murder says the state’s ban on pornography in prison is a violation of his constitutional rights.

10/21/2014

Hartford Federal Court (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

Sentencing For Mexican Citizen In U.S. Illegally

 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Federal prosecutors say a Mexican citizen who most recently lived in Norwalk has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for illegally re-entering the United States after being deported. Marcos Martinez-Gutierrez […]

07/07/2014

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Family Sues State Over Inmate’s Meningitis Death

The family of a Connecticut prison inmate who died of bacterial meningitis has filed a lawsuit alleging prison officials allowed him to suffer for more than a week before sending him to a doctor.

06/24/2014

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Veteran Sentenced To Prison For Shooting

A 29-year-old Army veteran who shot his girlfriend after hearing a loud bang outside his apartment has been sentenced to five years in prison on charges of assault and illegally possessing an assault weapon.

04/30/2014

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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

Freshly caught Blackfish and Fluke fillets being prepared for the grill.

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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