• Connecticut Department of Correction Feb 8

    State to Close Northern Correctional Institution

    The Connecticut Department of Correction plans to close Northern Correctional Institution, a maximum-security prison in Somers, by July 1. Gov. Ned Lamont released a statement, saying closing the facility will save the state approximately $12.6 million per year in operating costs and that the decision is “largely attributed to the significant drop in the state’s incarcerated population,” which decreased by…

  • coronavirus in connecticut Jan 28

    Guards Upset Over Lack of Vaccination Plan in Prisons

    Connecticut’s unionized prison guards expressed anger Wednesday over what they say is the lack of a plan to vaccinate them against COVID-19. Jody Barr, the executive director of AFSCME Council 4, said the union was told there would be a plan to vaccinate prison employees by early January, but they have yet to hear when they might get the vaccine,…

  • coronavirus in connecticut Jan 13

    Osborn Correctional Inmate Dies of COVID-19 Complications

    An inmate who was at Osborn Correctional Institution has died from complications of coronavirus, according to the state Department of Correction. The 53-year-old man had been transferred to a hospital on Nov. 27 and died on Monday, according to the state Department of Correction. His name was not released. Officials said the man first entered into the Department of Correction’s…

  • Connecticut Department of Correction Jan 12

    Federal Inmate Dies from COVID-19 Complications

    A federal inmate who was being held under the supervision of the Connecticut Department of Correction has passed away from complications related to the coronavirus, according to state officials.  The 57-year-old man had been transferred from the agency’s Bridgeport Correctional Center to a hospital for treatment on Jan. 2 and he died on Saturday, according to the state Department...

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