CT Criminal Justice Commission on Thursday appointed career prosecutor Patrick Griffin to the “thankless job” of chief state’s attorney.
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.
The measure is a result of a yearslong effort to ease the burdens the formerly incarcerated face after they serve their sentences.
Republicans have been hounding Democrats for a year to pass legislation addressing car thefts and shootings. This session, Democrats listened.
Outside court, Mubarak Soulemane’s family vowed not to be intimidated by the large police presence at Trooper Brian North’s brief appearance.
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 bill provides for graduated penalties for motor vehicle theft based on prior convictions, rather than on the value of the vehicle.
Gov. Ned Lamont is withdrawing the judicial nomination of Alina Marquez Reynolds over questions at her about her licensing history.
The legislation is aimed at easing supply chain bottlenecks while boosting employment among formerly incarcerated individuals.
The criminal charge is part of a broader reckoning in Connecticut and across the U.S. over police killings of Black people.
The ACLU is supporting bills this year that would end solitary confinement and prohibit the use of deceptive interrogation tactics in CT.
Gov. Ned Lamont on Wednesday nominated Joan K. Alexander to the Supreme Court, Hope Seeley to the Appellate and 11 others as new trial judges.
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.