• York Correctional Institution Mar 30

    Correction Officer Charged With Sexually Assaulting Female Inmate

    State police have arrested a correction officer accused of sexually assaulting an inmate at York Correctional Institute in East Lyme. Detectives began an investigation in November 2020 after a second inmate reported seeing Correction Officer Wesley Applegate, 38, having sex with a 21-year-old inmate in the officer mess room. The inmate initially denied having sex with Applegate, but later admitted…

  • niantic Dec 12, 2020

    Inmate Who Gave Birth in Cell Gets $250,000 in Settlement

    Connecticut officials are paying $250,000 and admitting no wrongdoing in a settlement of a lawsuit brought by a state prison inmate who gave birth on a toilet in her cell and claimed she was denied medical care, according to details of the agreement obtained by The Associated Press on Saturday. Attorney General William Tong’s office provided the AP with a…

  • York Correctional Institution Dec 3, 2020

    Coronavirus Outbreak Prompts Partial Lockdown at York Correctional

    Nearly two dozen inmates at Connecticut’s only women’s prison recently tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting a partial lockdown, Department of Correction officials said. There were 14 infected inmates with symptoms at York Correctional Institution in East Lyme and another nine inmates who tested positive but had no symptoms as of Wednesday evening, department spokeswoman Karen Martucci said. All...

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