Many law enforcement officials are using George Floyd’s death to support police reform in Connecticut. Not Chief State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo.
Rollin Cook has been separated from his family for the duration of COVID-19.
Newly released data provides the most comprehensive look yet at how the virus has affected the state’s courts and prisons.
About 1,060 people are currently incarcerated at the Somers prison.
The case remains ongoing, keeping advocates’ hope alive that more inmates will be released from prison and safe from COVID-19.
“The facility is contaminated,” a Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center nursing supervisor wrote the DOC on April 6.
“What are they waiting for? For them to get sick? If my husband gets sick, I might lose him.”
The suspension is indefinite as the state continually monitors the spread of COVID-19.
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy visited York, the state’s only prison for women, to collect information on the Second Chance Pell pilot program, a federal grant that aims to reduce recidivism by expanding access to education for incarcerated people.
“We want them to be able to get out, get a job, get themselves back on their feet and really succeed in their life,” an instructor said of his incarcerated students.
The state started trying to improve education in juvenile detention in 1993. It’s still trying.
“They didn’t hire me because I could think. They didn’t hire me because I was empathetic. They hired me because I had athletic ability, and I had size.”
The Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to confirm Rollin Cook as commissioner of correction. As expected, it took no action on David Lehman, the Goldman Sachs alum nominated to oversee economic development.
Corrections nominee Rollin Cook was grilled during a wide spanning confirmation hearing Thursday about his tenure as head of Utah’s department of correction.
A study concludes that restrictive housing policies are obstacles to Connecticut continuing to lower recidivism and shrink its prison population.