- Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Governor Dannel P. Malloy said August 26 he has accepted the resignation state Department of Correction (DOC) Commissioner James E. Dzurenda, 48, effective August 29.
After more than 27 years of state service, Mr Dzurenda accepted an offer from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to assume the post of first deputy commissioner for that city’s DOC.
In his new position, under NYC DOC Commissioner Joseph Ponte, Mr Dzurenda will oversee the jails in each of the city’s five boroughs, plus Rikers Island.
- Thursday, May 22, 2014
State police report they are investigating an assault involving two inmates at Garner Correctional Institution, the state’s high-security prison at 50 Nunnawauk Road.
State police responded to the prison at 7:13 am on May 7 investigate the incident.
- Friday, March 7, 2014
Garner Correctional Institution, the state Department of Correction’s (DOC) high-security prison at 50 Nunnawauk Road, which opened in 1992, now has its sixth warden, a man who served as a deputy warden there before being promoted late last year.
Henry Falcone, 51, who grew up in Bridgeport, is the new warden. Warden Falcone became a captain when he was assigned to Garner in 2006. He then became a deputy warden there in 2011.
Earlier in his career, he had worked at the Bridgeport Correctional Center.
- Friday, February 28, 2014
A group of 12 men, most of whom wore the plain khaki-colored uniforms of prison life, sat in molded-plastic chairs arrayed in a ring around an instructor, listening intently as the teacher discussed the topics of moral philosophy, such as values, the meaning of life, and conflict resolution.
The February 24 session at Garner Correctional Institution provided an overview of what the men had studied during a three-month course. It also included the issuance of certificates of completion for their having taken the course.
- Saturday, December 14, 2013
A new warden has taken charge at Garner Correctional Institution, the state’s high-security prison for men at 50 Nunnawauk Road.
Henry Falcone, who served as a deputy warden for operations at Garner under former warden Scott Semple, has been named the prison’s new warden.
Mr Semple was Garner’s warden from mid-2009 until November 26. Mr Semple has been promoted to the post of deputy commissioner for operations for the state Department of Correction (DOC).
- Friday, May 3, 2013
State police have charged a social worker for prisoners at Garner Correctional Institution with two drug offenses in connection with an incident that occurred at the high-security prison on April 25.
State police said they charged John Renzulli, 65, of Southbury, with possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana and with illegal possession of marijuana within a correctional institution.
- Friday, March 8, 2013
The state Department of Correction’s youth development program at Garner Correctional Institution, which is intended to dissuade young inmates from prison gang membership by providing them with the education required to obtain general equivalency diplomas (GED), has been functioning well and plans to expand operations, Garner’s warden said this week.