The effort comes at the request of Senate President Martin Looney, who said the current system perpetuates inequities based on wealth.
Kevin T. Kane’s retirement as chief state’s attorney comes at a watershed moment in what is expected of prosecutors.
Lawmakers passed several bills in the first legislative session of Gov. Ned Lamont’s tenure that build on his predecessor’s landmark criminal justice reforms.
The bill will make it easier to track decisions about charges, diversionary programs, bail requests, plea deals and sentencing recommendations.
The bill is intended to open the black box of prosecutorial discretion.
Everyone from prosecutors, the ACLU, and the governor are nearing a consensus on how to create a window into how prosecutors make decisions.
A study concludes that restrictive housing policies are obstacles to Connecticut continuing to lower recidivism and shrink its prison population.
These lobbyists offer a personal perspective on criminal justice.
Under Gov. Dannel Malloy’s leadership, Connecticut has repealed the death penalty, closed prisons, decriminalized small amounts of marijuana, raised the age from 16 to 18 at which defendants are tried as adults for most crimes, streamlined the process for parole and pardons, and reduced penalties for non-violent drug crimes.
WASHINGTON – In a bipartisan vote Thursday, the U.S. House approved a criminal justice reform bill and sent it to the White House, where President Donald Trump has said he would eagerly sign it. The legislation adopts some of the steps outgoing Gov. Dannel Malloy has promoted, including expanding credit for good behavior that allows prisoners to shave time off their sentences.
Gov.-elect Ned Lamont opened his campaign for governor in January without a deep appreciation of the criminal-justice reforms undertaken by the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. On Tuesday, he promised to take office next month with the ambition of improving on Malloy’s substantial record.
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.
Was it more surprising that President Trump listened to rapper Kanye West’s stream-of-conscious musings in the Oval Office the other day or that the president sounded a little like Gov. Dannel P. Malloy while talking about criminal-justice reform on Fox & Friends?
A tough-on-crime state senator up for re-election in November on Tuesday issued one of his hallmark rebukes of a key part of the outgoing governor’s criminal justice reform legacy, the fate of which will be determined by the next legislature and administration.
On Monday, inmates were joined by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Department of Correction Commissioner Scott Semple, and a host of state officials and criminal justice advocates in a dimly lit gymnasium on the grounds of the women’s prison to mark the opening of the W.O.R.T.H. program. Malloy said the unit would help one of the system’s most vulnerable populations through counseling, education and mentorship.