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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

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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

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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

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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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State Allows Some Inmates To Go To Nursing Homes

Connecticut’s sickest state prison inmates will be released and moved to a special nursing home early next year in an effort that state officials say will save millions of dollars in health care costs.

06/30/2012

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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

Officials Investigate Death At Cheshire Prison

Prison officials are investigating what they say is the apparent suicide of an inmate at the Cheshire Correctional Institution.

03/26/2012

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