Prison libraries offer crime books
HARTFORD | A review of book lists from state prison libraries shows Connecticut inmates have access to true-crime books and works of fiction that depict killings and graphic violence, with no apparent restrictions based on a reader’s criminal history.
“In Cold Blood,” about a 1959 killing in Kansas, is available in at least two Connecticut prisons, including one where a man on trial for a similar 2007 home invasion in Cheshire had served time.
Prisons spokesman Brian Garnett said talking about book policies would violate a gag order in the case. The Associated Press obtained the information under the state’s Freedom of Information Act.
State Sen. John Kissel says he will ask that all books with violent themes be removed from the prisons, and may propose legislation to ensure that happens.
Feds make arrest in fatal bank heist
MIAMI | One man has been arrested and federal authorities are searching for at least two others in the robbery and killing of an armored-truck guard outside a South Florida bank, FBI officials said Sunday.
Nathaniel Moss, 31, was caught shortly after Friday’s heist after the suspects crashed their getaway car into a trash bin and ran away.
FBI Special Agent John Gillies said the suspects made several mistakes that “gave an opportunity for law enforcement to react quickly.” He would not elaborate on those mistakes or other details of the investigation.
Authorities want to speak with 37-year-old Terrance Brown and a third, unidentified man seen on surveillance video outside the bank trying to get into a waiting car, Mr. Gillies said. Another unidentified man is also thought to have been involved.
Medical study shows computer lap burnsView Entire Story
By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Television commentary, reviews, news and nonstop DVR catch-up.
Entertainment News and Reviews from Washington, D.C. and beyond.
Reviews, insights and commentary from an eclectic observer.
The world as veteran journalist Vance Garnett sees it, and saw it.
Benghazi: The anatomy of a scandal
Vietnam Memorial adds four names
Cinco de Mayo on the Mall
NRA kicks off annual convention