Connecticut had a prison ombudsman for 37 years. The PROTECT Act would have staffed the office. Then Lamont vetoed it.
The historic declines coincide with a demand for equity as racial disparities in the incarcerated populate have widened during COVID-19.
A 31-year veteran of the agency, Quiros pledges to close prisons and improve technology in prisons and jails.
Four Connecticut homegrown breweries will serve as the backdrops for discussion of pressing state issues as The Connecticut Mirror launches its first “Policy Pairings Series.” Two events are scheduled for April and two for May at locations across the state. Tickets are available starting today at ctmirrorpairings.org.
Sen. Beth Bye: “Those of us who have been through some of the challenges of discrimination, when you go through something this hard, you come out strong. I think it’s a critical part of who I am.”