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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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Lawmaker Calls For Crackdown On Prison “Good Time” Credit

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


Northern Correctional Institution (Courtesy Department of Correction)

Prison Guards Training For Execution In State

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.


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Correction Department Offers To Rehire Laid-Off Prison Supervisors

The Connecticut Department of Correction is offering to rehire 21 prison supervisors laid off in August.


Storm Cancels Prison Visiting Hours

Connecticut’s prisons have cancelled visiting hours Sunday in anticipation of poor road conditions due to Hurricane Irene.


Osborne Correctional Institution (WTIC Photo)

New Union Seeks To Represent State Prison Guards

A Massachusetts-based union is trying to force a vote that would allow it to represent prison guards in Connecticut.





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