Willard will join the Radgowski and Northern prisons on the list of CT correctional facilities that have shuttered operations since 2021.
Over 600 corrections employees can test weekly in lieu of being vaccinated against COVID-19, a CT Mirror analysis has found.
The lockdown at Manson has advocates worried that incarcerated youth aren’t getting the services they need – or being vaccinated.
Michael Cox, could potentially be the first person granted a commutation under the new policy.
A DOC worker took more than a year’s worth of paid union leave over a two-year period, an audit shows.
This is the second prison closure announced this year due to the declining number of people in prison or jail.
The commissioner of Connecticut’s prison system says he wants to “significantly reduce the use of in-cell restraints.”
The brief dialogue previewed the potential fight to get the bill passed through the House and Senate.
But only about 45% of 4,300 staff surveyed indicated they would get the vaccine. Around 15% were undecided.
The 47-year-old man was the fourth person behind bars to die from the virus since Nov. 18.
The inmate who died was being held at Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers.
The change has led to an uptick in identified cases, according to the DOC website.
The adult prison system is not an appropriate place for minors, according to the Office of the Child Advocate.
For the second time this year, a federal judge chided the state for its response to DOC document requests.
For many families, this will be the first time they’ve seen their loved ones since March, the pandemic’s onset.