Over 600 corrections employees can test weekly in lieu of being vaccinated against COVID-19, a CT Mirror analysis has found.
DOC unions concerned about staff shortages in prisons
Unions representing prison workers warn that the corrections system as a whole is short about 400 officers.
State to close Radgowski Correctional Center
This is the second prison closure announced this year due to the declining number of people in prison or jail.
Lamont vetoes limits on solitary confinement, counters with executive order
Gov. Ned Lamont vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have set statutory limits on the use of solitary confinement in prisons.
State reaches deal to improve education, mental services for incarcerated youths
The settlement deals with three topics: education, access to mental health and cell confinement in medical isolation and quarantine units.
Lawsuit over solitary confinement in limbo as state pushes for mediation
Attorneys for prisoners want the lawsuit to go on while negotiations continue. A federal judge heard arguments Thursday.
Writing from their prison cells, the incarcerated submit testimony about their time in solitary confinement
One man wrote from his cell at Northern that solitary confinement is a “prison system within a prison system.”
As state’s death toll from COVID passes 7,000, Lamont considers relaxing occupancy rules for churches
With more than 35% of the 75+ population vaccinated and COVID indicators dropping, Lamont weighs lifting caps on church occupancy
Michael Ferrigon had asthma and diabetes. The state transferred him to the prison with the most COVID deaths.
Many who died of COVID in prison were serving life sentences. But none of them was sentenced to death.
CT hasn’t commuted a single prisoner’s sentence since before the pandemic. Advocates say it’s time to change.
The Board of Pardons and Parole has “unfettered discretion” to commute sentences. They haven’t exercised it during the pandemic.
Lamont eyes hospitalizations as 36 more people admitted for COVID-19
Gov. Ned Lamont took little comfort in the daily rate of positive COVID-19 tests falling to 4.76% from 6.74%.
Bill that would make prison phone calls free advances
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.