Panel probes future of CT’s juvenile jails

Sen. Gary Winfield, left, and oversight committee co-chairs Rep. Toni Walker and state budget director Benjamin Barnes

Discussion by members of a key oversight committee examining conditions at the state's juvenile jails centered on some fundamental questions: Do young people – many of whom have psychiatric needs and histories of trauma – leave better off than they came in? Can the facility’s problems be addressed through better staff training or programs, or are they symptoms of problems inherent in the jails? Continue Reading →