The panel is inspecting prisons because the ACLU of CT sued over the state’s handling of COVID-19 in correctional facilities.
Cheshire Correctional Institution
Six Cheshire Correctional Institution employees test negative for fentanyl exposure
The Department of Correction initially believed six hospitalized prison employees had been exposed to fentanyl. The illnesses are being investigated by state police and DOC.
New-crime recidivism rates continue to show modest improvement
Inmates released in 2014 were arrested, convicted and sentenced for new crimes at lower rates than past groups, continuing a positive trend in those post-prison outcomes, but returns to prison are not declining at the same rate.
A prison experiments with the young, the reckless and neuroscience
CHESHIRE — Warden Scott Erfe once asked a 20-year-old inmate with a habit of assaulting prison classroom staff, “What is your malfunction?” He is about to host a project to test the notion that pretty much every 18-to-25-year-old inmate has a malfunction: a brain that doesn’t mature until 25.