The Judiciary Committee voted to send a revised bill to the House and Senate that would explore installation of body scanning technology.
Jaden is CT Mirror's justice reporter. He was previously a summer reporting fellow at The Texas Tribune and interned at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. He received a bachelor's degree in electronic media from Texas State University and a master's degree in investigative journalism from the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University.
CT gun safety bill advances, one day after Nashville shooting
The bill would ban the open carry of firearms and the bulk purchase of handguns and raise the minimum age for purchasing long guns to 21.
New Haven police chief: Fire officers in Randy Cox incident
Four officers face possible termination after Randy Cox was paralyzed in a police van. Hearings on their status could occur by late April.
CT lawmakers aim to help formerly incarcerated get IDs, fresh start
Some people are leaving prison without proper identification, which makes opening a bank account and applying for jobs an uphill battle.
Could CT end routine strip searches in prisons? Debate heats up
Some people condemned strip searches as an unfair exertion of power, while correction officers called it a resource for deterring violence.
CT bill would limit ‘deceptive’ police tactics on minors
The proposed bill would protect minors from a false admission of guilt due to ‘deceptive or coercive’ tactics by police.
CT Politics: Public testifies on voting while incarcerated
A CT bill would allow all people to vote while they’re incarcerated. The public testified on it this week.
CT Politics: New CT prison oversight committee holds first meeting
The meeting marks the first step toward establishing an ombudsperson office with investigatory power over the CT Department of Correction.
CT continues to prosecute some marijuana cases despite legalization
Proposed legislation would end the prosecution of any ongoing marijuana-related cases if the activity being prosecuted is now decriminalized.
CT Politics: Bill would require officers to explain why they stopped drivers
Dozens of people testified on a bill that would, among other things, require CT police officers to tell drivers the reason for a traffic stop.
In public hearing, CT residents debate framework for early voting
Dozens of CT residents publicly testified in support of in-person early voting at a public hearing for the measure on Wednesday.
CT Politics: State has ‘no immediate plans’ for future prison closures
CT Department of Correction Commissioner Angel Quiros’ comments come after the state said it would close Willard Correctional Institution.
Advocates, formerly incarcerated urge Lamont to prioritize reentry
CT is saving $6.5 million by closing a prison, and advocates want the money to go to resources for people being released from prison.
CT Politics: CT ‘Clean Slate’ effort gets $1.5M in Lamont’s budget proposal
Gov. Ned Lamont’s proposed budget includes $1.5 million in American Rescue Plan funds for the state’s delayed “clean slate” effort.
New DOC oversight panel appointments alarm advocates
The appointments, by two Republican legislators, have raised concerns among advocates about the legitimacy and security of the panel.