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Connecticut’s Office of Policy Management says the state’s overall prison population is dropping.

About 13,500 inmates currently make up Connecticut’s prison population, down from an all-time high of nearly 20,000 inmates in 2008. OPM says by this time next year, it predicts the state will have the lowest prison population it’s had in 25 years.

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Connecticut is introducing electronic tablets to prisoners in state facilities this spring. Department of Correction Commissioner Scott Semple made the announcement in Hartford on Thursday.

Drugs Found In Ex-Suffolk Police Chief's Prison Cell

May 9, 2017
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Prison officials have reportedly discovered illegal drugs in the cell of former Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke.

Sixth Inmate Death This Year At Nassau Jail

Sep 7, 2016
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Another inmate at the Nassau County jail died Monday, which makes a total of six deaths in the facility this year.

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Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco has announced a program to help incarcerated veterans re-enter society.

The Incarcerated Veterans Re-Entry Initiative will create a special housing unit for veterans within Suffolk County’s correctional facilities.

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