It remains unclear how many municipal police officers are wearing body cameras and how many still need them.
The historic declines coincide with a demand for equity as racial disparities in the incarcerated populate have widened during COVID-19.
How has the incarcerated population reached such historic lows during the pandemic?
Newly released data provides the most comprehensive look yet at how the virus has affected the state’s courts and prisons.
The state’s prison population is the lowest it’s been since 1993. Here’s why..
The incarcerated population in Connecticut is dropping as fears mount about a COVID-19 outbreak behind bars. The question is why?
The proposal would include the automatic erasure of most misdemeanors and certain felonies after a person stays conviction-free for roughly seven years.
Gov. Ned Lamont wants to automatically clear low-level misdemeanors. Advocates want felonies and more serious crimes included in the automatic pardon process.
Housing, employment and research subcommittees released their recommendations to reduce barriers faced by people with criminal convictions.
The measure could make it easier for people with criminal convictions to secure housing or get a job.
Rep. Robyn Porter, co-chair of the Council on the Collateral Consequences of a Criminal Record, said she is open to the idea: “The people closest to the problems are closest to the solutions. That’s why people closest to the pain need to be closest to the power.”
Lawmakers passed several bills in the first legislative session of Gov. Ned Lamont’s tenure that build on his predecessor’s landmark criminal justice reforms.