Feds find that prison officials put kids in punitive solitary confinement, provide inadequate mental health and special education services.
The number of young adults at Manson fell by 42% after the Department of Correction closed two units at the Cheshire facility this year and transferred those inmates to other prisons.
The agency will examine whether Manson’s restrictive housing practices, which keeps juveniles locked in a cell for 23.5 hours a day, violates their constitutional rights.
The Connecticut Insurance Department has approved CVS Health Corp’s $69 billion merger with Hartford-based Aetna Inc.
The approval is contingent on Aetna completing the sale of its standalone Medicare Part D prescription plan business.
About a year after cruel, ongoing abuse of a Whiting Forensic patient was revealed, the legislature’s Public Health Committee has reported out three bills aimed at reforming the state’s only maximum-security psychiatric facility by increasing transparency and oversight.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is to present details on his plans for criminal justice reform Thursday in Hartford, but he shared his thoughts on bail reform and treating criminal defendants as juveniles until they turn 21 at Harvard. A preview on what’s to come this week.