To say that I have an obsessive personality would be an understatement.

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This means that I have to be really careful with my activities and interests because if I like something too much, I fall into these deep rabbit holes. Recently, I've fallen into prison research.

First, it started with Tik Tok videos of former prisoners from around the country, then I binge watched all 8 seasons of "60 Days In" and lately I've been looking specifically for information about Connecticut prisons.

I would have made a great cold case detective but I'm not so these things of mine, these obsessive research projects serve almost no purpose unless I turn them into articles. The danger there is, I need to move on after the article is written and I'm not always capable of that.

This will be my third prison article in about 2 months and then I promise I will stop. For most of you, this information will satisfy your curiosity but there will be those folks who are actually about to face these issues. Hopefully this is helpful to anyone anxiously waiting to be locked up.

10 Things You Need to Know if You're Going to Prison in Connecticut

I would not wish prison on my worst enemy but it becomes a reality for some. The potential danger and conditions can be scary but not knowing what you're in for would eat anyone alive. I did a bit of digging recently to see what information I could find and there are some resources that shed a little light on life behind bars in Connecticut. 

Gallery Credit: Lou Milano

It's official, I am taking a minimum 6-month break from writing, researching or talking about prison life in Connecticut or anywhere else for that matter. It's time to go cold turkey because I've been sleeping with a shank under my pillow and hoarding ramen noodles.

10 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods, in Connecticut's Highest Crime City

Those of us who live in Connecticut know, this place is NOT what the rest of the country thinks it is. We have folks struggling to get by, we have crime, drugs and very dangerous neighborhoods. Recently, I set out to find the most dangerous city in Connecticut and I got a lot more detail than I bargained for. After determining Hartford was the city with the most violent crime, I was able to find the specific places that are the most dangerous within the city. These are the 10 Most Dangerous Places in Hartford according to the Connecticut Bail Bonds Group.

Gallery Credit: Lou Milano

The Sinful 6: Connecticut's Most Dangerous Gangs

Your exposure to gangs and gang violence is probably a lot like mine. You see gang stories told on fictional TV shows like "Sons of Anarchy" or in the movies and think, eh not my problem. Not so fast Nutmegger! According to the CT Justice Department gangs are a real problem in the State of Connecticut.

Here are the 6 Most Dangerous Gangs in the Nutmeg State

Gallery Credit: Lou Milano

The Fascinating Story of Connecticut's Old New-Gate Prison & Coppermine

10 Items You Should Never Purchase at Connecticut Dollar Stores

Connecticut is an expensive place to live so people here will do just about anything to save a few bucks. This savings hunt makes dollar stores big business in CT and we have no shortage of them. Family Dollar has 32 Connecticut stores, Dollar Tree has 56 locations and Dollar General boasts 71 outlets throughout the State.

There are some items at these stores that will shave a lot of dough off your receipts but experts say you should not trust these stores with all purchases. Reader's Digest and USA Today have issued alerts to the public listing items you should steer clear of at Dollar Stores, here are 10 of them.

Gallery Credit: Lou Milano

Exploring Beyond the Rusty Gates of Danbury's Oldest Cemetery on Wooster Street

I live just down the block from the Wooster Street Cemetery and whenever I pass, I am always struck at how odd it is. You have this quiet, beautiful place that is dedicated to the people who were buried there, in the middle of a busy city and almost no one ever goes there. I decided to go take a deeper look around and see what was beyond the iron gates and stone walls. 

Gallery Credit: Lou Milano

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