CT can no longer take money won in lawsuits to pay for the cost of a person’s imprisonment — unless they’ve been convicted of certain crimes.
Republicans have been hounding Democrats for a year to pass legislation addressing car thefts and shootings. This session, Democrats listened.
The bill is based on recommendations made by a task force formed in the wake of the physical and mental abuse of a patient in 2017.
This is the second year in a row lawmakers have passed a bill to limit the use of solitary confinement in prison and jails.
The bill passed over the concerns of Republicans who said it didn’t go far enough and Democrats who worried it would harm children of color.
The criminal charge is part of a broader reckoning in Connecticut and across the U.S. over police killings of Black people.
The settlements deal with hepatitis C among those in the state’s prisons and jails and the abuse of a patient at Whiting Forensic Hospital.
A bill would make it easier for people found not guilty by reason of insanity to earn release from Whiting Forensic Hospital.
The incarcerated testified on a bill that would reduce the use of solitary confinement and establish independent oversight of the DOC.
The attorneys argue that their clients’ rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act are secondary to concerns of public safety.
The preliminary figures support the theory that Connecticut’s car theft spike was due to disruptions caused by COVID-19.
Republicans continue to spar with advocates over how to respond in an election year to an uptick in gun violence and car thefts.
A bill being considered by lawmakers would require police to tell family members their loved ones died within 24 hours of identifying their body.
A bill that would allow terminally ill patients access to medications that would end their lives cleared an important hurdle Friday.
Many stressed the importance of easing suffering, while disability rights advocates said a law could be changed in the future.