Claim: Solitary confinement and in-cell shackling amounts to discrimination against prisoners with mental illnesses
The coalition says the $19 million spent annually to run the prison can help provide housing services and employment.
How has the incarcerated population reached such historic lows during the pandemic?
The group proposed extending its work to the end of March 2021 so they can monitor testing and vaccine distribution.
Registrars of voters can request police protection if they anticipate trouble. But it’s uncommon for officials to request the help.
A 31-year veteran of the agency, Quiros pledges to close prisons and improve technology in prisons and jails.
The positive rate dropped six percentage points compared to the first round of mass testing
It’s not clear what happens next.
Hundreds of inmates say the settlement between the state and the ACLU of CT doesn’t do enough.
State’s attorneys say they need it to investigative police use of deadly force. Advocates fear a “legislative slippery slope.”
Respondents called for resuming family visits and releasing more people to spare them from catching the virus.
Many law enforcement officials are using George Floyd’s death to support police reform in Connecticut. Not Chief State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo.
The Department of Correction has already instituted most of the agreement’s provisions, state officials said.
The virus lays bare the limitations sick inmates have in petitioning authorities for release from prison.
The case remains ongoing, keeping advocates’ hope alive that more inmates will be released from prison and safe from COVID-19.