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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

State Capitol (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

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

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

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Mother Tries To Sneak Drugs To Jailed Son By Kissing Him

A mother and son are both in jail after she tried to sneak pills to him after he was arrested – by way of an open-mouth kiss.

02/07/2013

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Court Hearing On Rocky Hill Nursing Home For Inmates, Mental Patients

In a court hearing, the town of Rocky Hill asked a judge to temporarily block any inmates or mental patients from moving into a vacant privately-owned nursing home in town.

02/05/2013

File photo of Fat Joe. (credit: Getty Images)

Rapper Fat Joe Admits Evading Taxes

Rap star “Fat Joe” has pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion.

12/20/2012

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

Cops: Woman Tried To Smuggle Drugs Into N.Y. Prison

Authorities say a 36-year-old western New York woman has been charged with attempting to smuggle drugs into Attica state prison.

12/11/2012

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

Osborn CI Somers, CT

Inmate Died Of Blunt Injury To Head

The Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner has determined the cause of death of an Osborn Prison imate attacked in a hallway by another prisoner.

08/06/2012

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