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April 13, 2018

Malloy Shutters ‘Costly Relic’ Ahead of Schedule

by Parker Fiske | Apr 13, 2018 1:31pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Juvenile Justice | Middletown

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P.  Malloy closed the Connecticut Juvenile Training School Thursday, almost three months ahead of schedule.

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March 29, 2018

Lawmakers, Correction Officials Look To Change Treatment of Female Prisoners

by Christine Stuart | Mar 29, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Equality | Ethics | Health Care | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement

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HARTFORD, CT — Advocates told the Judiciary Committee Wednesday that shackling an inmate while she is pregnant - or telling an inmate to use her sock when she runs out of feminine hygiene products - is not just offensive, it’s also inhumane.

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January 18, 2018

Murphy Seeks End to Discriminatory School Discipline Policies

by Peter Urban | Jan 18, 2018 1:01pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Juvenile Justice

screengrab WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy on Wednesday said he fears the Trump administration may take “a giant step backwards” when it comes to addressing school discipline policies that fall heaviest on minorities and disabled students.

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January 2, 2018

OP-ED | The Connecticut Juvenile Training School Is A Symbol

by Abby Anderson | Jan 2, 2018 1:07pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Education | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Opinion | Nonprofits | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Middletown

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As we’ve consistently said during the two-year period since Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that Connecticut’s prison for boys, the Connecticut Juvenile Training School (CJTS), would close, the goal should not be simply to close a building. In fact, in many ways CJTS is a symbol. It symbolizes what we believe about youth, their capacity to change, and their worth.

In calling for CJTS to close, we are NOT calling for the kids to simply be released home or to be kept in pre-trial detention. We are calling for the development of a juvenile justice system that works for even the most challenging youth with the most unacceptable behaviors.

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December 12, 2017

Child Advocate Seeks To Strengthen Safety Net For Children With Disabilities

by Christine Stuart | Dec 12, 2017 2:18pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Courts | Education | Juvenile Justice | Hartford

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A teenage boy with autism and intellectual disabilities who died from starvation, dehydration and child abuse was absent from school for years and known to the Department of Children and Families and the Juvenile Court System, which closed his case weeks before his death.

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November 7, 2017

Malloy Closes Another Prison As Inmate Population Declines

by Christine Stuart | Nov 7, 2017 5:23pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | State Budget | Criminal Justice | Enfield

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday that Enfield Correctional Institute will close in early 2018.

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July 13, 2017

Malloy Signs Bill Changing Solitary Confinement

by Christine Stuart | Jul 13, 2017 11:36am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Juvenile Justice | Legal | Public Safety | Transparency

Courtesy of the Senate Democrats HARTFORD, CT — One of the last pieces of legislation Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed this year was a bill that prohibits the Corrections Department from putting anyone under the age of 18 in solitary confinement.

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April 7, 2017

Judiciary Committee Defeats The Governor’s Proposal To Raise the Age

by Jack Kramer | Apr 7, 2017 5:57pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Courts | Equality | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - Passing legislation revamping the juvenile justice system, one of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s signature initiatives this year, failed to make it through the Judiciary Committee Friday.

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April 5, 2017

Bill Codifying Solitary Confinement Practices Advances

by Jack Kramer | Apr 5, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Juvenile Justice | Public Safety

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT - The Judiciary Committee passed a bill Tuesday to reduce the use of solitary confinement in Connecticut prisons.

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March 20, 2017

Malloy Is Pushing, Again, For Bail Reform

by Jack Kramer | Mar 20, 2017 11:25pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Equality | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Public Safety | Criminal Justice

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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