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September 6, 2017

Proven Crime Reduction Program Goes Unfunded, Staff Continues Work

by Christine Stuart | September 6, 2017 5:30am

Project Longevity photo HARTFORD, CT — Project Longevity is a program that’s been reducing violent crime in Connecticut’s urban areas for five years, but without a two-year budget in place there’s no state funding for five people who have been coordinating and overseeing the successful program.

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July 18, 2017

Connecticut Prison Reform Efforts Featured On PBS Frontline Documentary ‘Life On Parole’ Tonight

by Jack Kramer | July 18, 2017 5:29am

PBS Frontline / CPTV HARTFORD, CT — Life On Parole, a documentary that takes an inside look at Connecticut’s efforts to change the parole system and reduce the number of people returning to prison, will air on CPTV at 10 p.m. tonight.

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June 3, 2017

House Passes Amended Version of Malloy’s Bail Bond Reform Bill

by Christine Stuart | June 3, 2017 7:55pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The House approved, 88-62, a revised version of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s bill to change the bail bond system and reduce the pre-trial population Saturday.

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June 2, 2017

OP-ED | Time For Troopers To Step Up On Fringe Benefits

by Terry Cowgill | June 2, 2017 5:30am

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When it comes time to rein in spending, few departments are exempt from the budget axe. But public safety is one of those entities that makes people nervous anytime cuts are mentioned.

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April 14, 2017

ANALYSIS | Dogged By Tough Economy, Malloy Still Stacks Up Accomplishments

by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2017 11:29am

Josalee Thrift / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Paid sick leave, an increased minimum wage, criminal justice system reforms, tougher gun safety laws, and abolition of the death penalty are just a few of the accomplishments that will be part of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s legacy.

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March 20, 2017

Malloy Is Pushing, Again, For Bail Reform

by Jack Kramer | March 20, 2017 11:25pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is renewing his efforts to eliminate the need for bail for low-level offenses.

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February 5, 2017

OP-ED | State Correctional Officers Deserve Support

by Rudy Demiraj | February 5, 2017 11:00pm

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Listening to the constant attacks and criticisms of Connecticut state employees compelled me to write on behalf of the brave and courageous men and women who work alongside me at the Connecticut Department of Correction.

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December 16, 2016

Malloy To Try Again To Raise The Age

by Jack Kramer | December 16, 2016 6:30am

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, less than three weeks away from the start of the 2017 General Assembly session, made it clear Thursday that he will once again be pushing hard to pass legislation allowing 18-to 20-year-olds to be tried as juveniles.

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November 4, 2016

Half of State Agencies Submit Their Budget Proposals

by Christine Stuart | November 4, 2016 2:16pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A $10 vehicle registration fee, prison closings, state employee retirements, funding cuts to elderly property relief programs and to employment opportunities for the blind and disabled are just a few of the budget reduction and revenue options proposed by half of the state’s 40 agencies.

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Sentencing Commission Picks Up Where Legislature Left Off On Bail Reform

by Jack Kramer | November 4, 2016 6:30am

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HARTFORD, CT — Speaker after speaker implored the Connecticut Sentencing Commission on Thursday to reform the state’s criminal justice and sentencing policies, but no testimony was as passionate as a former inmate, Yale Law School graduate and current public defender who called the current system “a complete farce.”

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