More than 1,000 Department of Correction employees and 600 incarcerated people have the virus.
Reports of prison rape have decreased over time, from 182 in 2015 to 94 in 2019, but the problem persists.
Connecticut had a prison ombudsman for 37 years. The PROTECT Act would have staffed the office. Then Lamont vetoed it.
The judge said that a broad section of the agreement could have prevented prisoners from suing for any reason.
One man wrote from his cell at Northern that solitary confinement is a “prison system within a prison system.”
Northern’s dwindling population and extreme “supermax” model made it a natural choice for closure.
Claim: Solitary confinement and in-cell shackling amounts to discrimination against prisoners with mental illnesses
Many who died of COVID in prison were serving life sentences. But none of them was sentenced to death.
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.
The state attorney general’s office refused Tuesday to disclose the amount of the settlement it reached with Tianna Laboy.
Top prison officials were so concerned about the shortcomings they privately assembled a team to improve inmate health care.
A 30-year Department of Correction employee, Quiros has been interim commissioner since July 1.
More than 2,000 incarcerated people are eligible to vote. This year, state officials are helping them cast their ballots.