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Long hours for many staff at juvenile jails

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A heavy reliance on overtime at the state-run juvenile jails raises a number of questions, including whether it is cost-effective and whether it over-stresses staff, making them less effective in managing difficult situations with inmates. Continue Reading →

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Few disciplined over restraints, seclusion in juvenile jails

Nathan being dragged into a padded cell at CJTS, where he attempts to injure himself.

There were only two cases during the 12-month period ending June 30 in which the Department of Children and Families moved to discipline staff for improperly restraining a youth at the Connecticut Juvenile Training School for boys or the neighboring Pueblo Unit for girls. Continue Reading →

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Juvenile incarceration in Connecticut: A tale of two agencies

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It is a tale of two state agencies that run Connecticut’s juvenile justice system. One is now under fire from child advocates and attorneys for mistreating incarcerated youth. The other agency once was, but is now considered a national model. Continue Reading →

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A second chance for CT youths who break the law?

The Connecticut Juvenile Training School in Middletown

On any given day, about 160 young offenders are incarcerated in Connecticut’s juvenile jail or pre-trial detention centers. State officials want to substantially reduce that number, but first they have some obstacles to overcome. First of two articles. Continue Reading →

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