Over 600 corrections employees can test weekly in lieu of being vaccinated against COVID-19, a CT Mirror analysis has found.
Unions representing prison workers warn that the corrections system as a whole is short about 400 officers.
This is the second prison closure announced this year due to the declining number of people in prison or jail.
Gov. Ned Lamont vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have set statutory limits on the use of solitary confinement in prisons.
The settlement deals with three topics: education, access to mental health and cell confinement in medical isolation and quarantine units.
Attorneys for prisoners want the lawsuit to go on while negotiations continue. A federal judge heard arguments Thursday.
One man wrote from his cell at Northern that solitary confinement is a “prison system within a prison system.”
With more than 35% of the 75+ population vaccinated and COVID indicators dropping, Lamont weighs lifting caps on church occupancy
Many who died of COVID in prison were serving life sentences. But none of them was sentenced to death.
The Board of Pardons and Parole has “unfettered discretion” to commute sentences. They haven’t exercised it during the pandemic.
Gov. Ned Lamont took little comfort in the daily rate of positive COVID-19 tests falling to 4.76% from 6.74%.
Members of the Judiciary Committee denounced the state’s method of profiting off prison phone calls. Connecticut hauled in $7.7 million from the calls last year.