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CT civil rights panel seeks greater protections on solitary confinement

WASHINGTON — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a bill last month that reforms the practice of placing prisoners in solitary confinement, but the new law doesn’t go far enough for a state civil rights panel that says minority inmates are confined disproportionally.  Continue Reading →

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Feds plan early release for 32 prisoners from Connecticut, with more coming

WASHINGTON – Federal officials said Thursday that 32 inmates who had lived in Connecticut before their incarceration will have their sentences cut and be set free at the end of the month — part of the largest U.S. prisoner release in U.S. history. Continue Reading →

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