Respondents called for resuming family visits and releasing more people to spare them from catching the virus.
Connecticut Department of Correction
Osborn Correctional nursing shortage even worse amid pandemic, union says
More than 20% of all health care vacancies in state correctional facilities are at Osborn.
ACLU and state settles COVID-19 prison lawsuit
The Department of Correction has already instituted most of the agreement’s provisions, state officials said.
State sees historically low number of arrests during COVID-19 shut down
Newly released data provides the most comprehensive look yet at how the virus has affected the state’s courts and prisons.
Osborn prison on lockdown after 105 asymptomatic inmates test positive for COVID-19
About 1,060 people are currently incarcerated at the Somers prison.
Before mass testing, Department of Correction tested about 6 percent of inmates for COVID-19
Of that symptomatic group, almost 83 percent tested positive. All inmates are to be tested by June, the DOC says.
Department of Correction suspends showers for inmates in quarantine or medical isolation units
Authorities say the policy is intended to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
State to test everyone held in prisons, jails and psychiatric facilities for COVID-19
Officials aim to complete all the testing by the end of June.
Inmates seeking compassionate release face laws not built for COVID-19
The virus lays bare the limitations sick inmates have in petitioning authorities for release from prison.
State plans to increase testing capacities as death toll climbs
As Connecticut reported an additional 98 deaths Saturday, Gov. Ned Lamont said the state plans to increase testing capacity.
State judge dismisses ACLU COVID-19 state lawsuit, hours before second inmate dies
A state judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to remove inmates from correctional facilities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
‘I feel like I am just sitting here waiting to get sick’: behind bars during COVID-19
A peek behind the locked doors and barbed-wire gates as Connecticut’s incarcerated population weathers a COVID-19 outbreak.
ACLU files class-action federal lawsuit to lower CT’s prison population during COVID-19
The ACLU, and now a group of Yale experts, contend the state is not releasing inmates fast enough to slow the sprread of coronavirus behind bars.
Shifting plans and a COVID-19 outbreak at a Connecticut prison
“The facility is contaminated,” a Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center nursing supervisor wrote the DOC on April 6.
First incarcerated person dies as COVID-19 spikes behind bars
Family members with incarcerated loved ones are amplifying their calls for the governor to release more people from Connecticut prisons.