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Taking a page from Conn., Congress approves criminal justice reforms

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.

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New prison unit opens to help young female inmates

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.