State says prison ringleaders to blame for disturbance

The state’s corrections commissioner says the inmates responsible for a prison riot in Rutland last weekend may get more time behind bars. But there is disagreement about the conditions that led to the violence. The state says several ringleaders are to blame. But a lawyer whose office defends prisoners says a new disciplinary system raised tensions at the prison.

Police quell disturbance at Rutland jail

Officials say criminal charges will be filed against at least some of the participants in a Saturday night disturbance at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility in Rutland.

Midday Newscast: August 5, 2008

Here are the top stories at noon: Rutland has adopted a new ordinance restricting where convicted sex offenders can live after their release from prison; A big swath of forestland in northern New Hampshire has been preserved with the help of snowmobilers, anglers, preservation groups and an anonymous donor…