The debate about juvenile crime, while showing differences between the parties in style and substance, is hardly a new one.
Senate action Wednesday likely ensured House passage of a bill expunging criminal records of thousands of Connecticut residents.
If the bill becomes law, Connecticut could become the first state to make all prison phone calls free.
The bill passed nearly unanimously. The lone dissenting vote came from the lawmaker with the most prisons in his legislative district.
A federal judge ruled that Karon Nealy Jr. “had an autoimmune disease that cost him his life.”
Should those confined to prison for the rest of their lives be held on “special circumstances,” or is incarceration enough?
Proponents of the bill say it will help those with criminal records get jobs and obtain housing.
With a unanimous vote, Connecticut became the latest state to adopt legislation prohibiting discrimination based on hairstyles associated with race.
The task force sent four recommendations — and two that didn’t get unanimous approval— to lawmakers for the 2021 session.
The coalition says the $19 million spent annually to run the prison can help provide housing services and employment.
“It’s kind of inconclusive what’s going to happen this weekend, but preparations are underway,” said the governor’s spokesman.
The chaos unfolding in Washington is a forcible reminder about white privilege in this country, black leaders say.
It’s not clear what happens next.
Gov. Ned Lamont’s ceremonial signing of the police accountability bill opened with flattery of the police who fought its passage.
Gov. Ned Lamont will sign a police accountability bill as officials consider how to implement a measure so bitterly fought by cops.