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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 Prison (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.



Guards Warn Layoffs Could Lead To Prison Problems

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.


Enfield Prison DOC photo

AP Report: Enfield Prison To Close

A government official says the state Department of Correction plans to close the Enfield Correctional Institution by Oct. 1.


MacDougall-Walker Prison (Courtesy Department of Correction)

Portion Of MacDougall-Walker Prison Placed In Lockdown

One unit housing about 100 inmates at the MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution in Suffield has been put in lockdown after an assault on a counselor at the facility.


Bergin Correctional Institution (Department of Correction photo)

State To Close Mansfield Prison

Absent $2 billion in concessions over two years from state employee unions, Gov. Dannel Malloy’s so-called ‘Plan B’ budget would result in the closure of the Bergin Correctional Institution in Mansfield.


Job Training for Prisoners

A Bridgeport organization has been awarded over $300,000 to continue a program designed to help former convicts find work.