The debate about juvenile crime, while showing differences between the parties in style and substance, is hardly a new one.
Senate fix tees up ‘clean slate’ for final passage in House
Senate action Wednesday likely ensured House passage of a bill expunging criminal records of thousands of Connecticut residents.
Senate OKs free phone calls from prisons
If the bill becomes law, Connecticut could become the first state to make all prison phone calls free.
Senate votes to end prison gerrymandering
The bill passed nearly unanimously. The lone dissenting vote came from the lawmaker with the most prisons in his legislative district.
As federal lawsuit progresses, lawyers ask to sue in state court over negligence in prison death of 19-year old
A federal judge ruled that Karon Nealy Jr. “had an autoimmune disease that cost him his life.”
Connecticut’s sole supermax prison is closing. What comes next for the men who used to be on death row?
Should those confined to prison for the rest of their lives be held on “special circumstances,” or is incarceration enough?
For many with criminal convictions in their past, the ‘Clean Slate’ bill would open doors long closed
Proponents of the bill say it will help those with criminal records get jobs and obtain housing.
Final passage of ‘Crown Act’ comes on unanimous vote
With a unanimous vote, Connecticut became the latest state to adopt legislation prohibiting discrimination based on hairstyles associated with race.
Police task force seeks wider applicant pool for watchdog role
The task force sent four recommendations — and two that didn’t get unanimous approval— to lawmakers for the 2021 session.
Advocates call for closure of Northern Correctional, reinvestment in community supports
The coalition says the $19 million spent annually to run the prison can help provide housing services and employment.
Police prepare for possibility of protests at state Capitol this weekend
“It’s kind of inconclusive what’s going to happen this weekend, but preparations are underway,” said the governor’s spokesman.
‘This is life in this country.’ D.C. Trump riots echo racial violence throughout U.S. history, CT leaders say
The chaos unfolding in Washington is a forcible reminder about white privilege in this country, black leaders say.
Amid a reckoning on police violence, Criminal Justice Commission deadlocks on inspector general nomination
It’s not clear what happens next.
Lamont signs police reforms, but tells cops, ‘You’re my heroes’
Gov. Ned Lamont’s ceremonial signing of the police accountability bill opened with flattery of the police who fought its passage.
Passing police reforms was hard. Making them work might be harder.
Gov. Ned Lamont will sign a police accountability bill as officials consider how to implement a measure so bitterly fought by cops.