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.
Connecticut prison officials are asking for a new law that would label inmates who commit lewd acts in their cells as sex offenders.
Prison officials are investigating what they say is the apparent suicide of an inmate at the Cheshire Correctional Institution.
Crime victims and their families oppose a program of time off the sentences of prisoners who take part in rehabilitation programs. They say it is unfair and undermines sentencing. Supporters say it cut down on new offenses and lower crime rates
The commissioner of the Correction Department says prison guards have been training for the possibility that they would have to execute one of Connecticut’s death row inmates.
The Connecticut Department of Correction is offering to rehire 21 prison supervisors laid off in August.
Connecticut’s prisons have cancelled visiting hours Sunday in anticipation of poor road conditions due to Hurricane Irene.
A Massachusetts-based union is trying to force a vote that would allow it to represent prison guards in Connecticut.
Unionized prison guards are warning of inmate riots and other problems inside the state’s lockups if the government goes ahead with planned budget cuts.
A government official says the state Department of Correction plans to close the Enfield Correctional Institution by Oct. 1.