The commissioner of Connecticut’s prison system says he wants to “significantly reduce the use of in-cell restraints.”
Should those confined to prison for the rest of their lives be held on “special circumstances,” or is incarceration enough?
The coalition says the $19 million spent annually to run the prison can help provide housing services and employment.
Some Connecticut prison inmates are eligible for stimulus money. The trick is making sure they know how to apply.
The proposal would create a mechanism for the oversight of DOC procedures, and strengthen incarcerated people’s social bonds to their communities and families.