A federal appeals court has reinstated a verdict that found Connecticut’s Department of Correction violated the Constitutional rights of an inmate by forcing him to wear full shackles during outside exercise periods. The court upheld Wednesday a jury’s decision that convicted killer Michael Edwards was subjected to cruel and unusual punishment by the department and then-warden Angel Quiros while at the maximum-security Northern Correctional Institution between September 2010 and March 2011. The ruling Wednesday found that inmates have a right to exercise outside their cells. The state Attorney General’s office said it is reviewing the decision and deciding next steps. Quiros is now acting commissioner of the Department of Correction.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Lake Grove 51-year-old woman was fatally hit by a car while crossing a road in Stony Brook.Suffolk County police said Stephanie Semler was crossing Route 347 when she was struck by a Honda Civic at the corner of Moriches Road at 5 p.m. Thursday.The victim was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where she died of her injuries.The driver was neither injured nor charged.Sixth Squad detectives impounded the vehicle and are continuing the investigation.