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ACLU of Connecticut unveils latest criminal justice priorities

They call it “Smart justice.” Three formerly incarcerated Connecticut residents working for an American Civil Liberties Union campaign unveiled a pair of legislative proposals on Thursday that dovetail with the organization’s nationwide initiative to end racial disparities in the justice system and cut the prison population in half.

Posted inPolitics

Gubernatorial candidates split on justice reforms, but quietly

Overlooked in a campaign consumed by fiscal issues, criminal-justice reforms enacted by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy are a quiet wedge issue in the race to succeed him, with Republican Bob Stefanowski taking advice from the governor’s loudest critic on crime, Sen. Len Suzio of Meriden. Democrat Ned Lamont and independent Oz Griebel say Malloy got this one right.