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December 12, 2017

Child Advocate Seeks To Strengthen Safety Net For Children With Disabilities

by Christine Stuart | December 12, 2017 1:18pm

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 | November 7, 2017 4:23pm

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 | July 13, 2017 10:36am

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 | April 7, 2017 4:57pm

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 | April 5, 2017 4:30am

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 | March 20, 2017 10:25pm

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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March 1, 2017

A Second Chance for Second Chance Legislation

by Jack Kramer | March 1, 2017 2:42pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Wednesday said he has introduced new legislation to once again try to get young adults between the ages of 18 to 20 into the juvenile justice system for minor crimes.

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February 22, 2017

Solitary Confinement Cell Makes Its Way To The State Capitol

by Christine Stuart | February 22, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie He was just one of many Tuesday left by themselves under a fluorescent light in a small cell with a bunk, but unlike the estimated 80,000 inmates nationwide in solitary confinement, Sen. Gary Winfield, D-New Haven, was able to leave after two hours.

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January 20, 2017

Committee Moves Closer To Drafting Legislation To Raise The Age

by Jack Kramer | January 20, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of CTN HARTFORD, CT – The Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee (JJPOC) Thursday adopted recommendations that set out to implement Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s vision to treat most 18, 19, and 20-year-olds as juveniles and not adults in the criminal justice system.

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January 12, 2017

Report Recommends Going After Johns To Curb Sex Trafficking

by Jack Kramer | January 12, 2017 5:30am

HARTFORD, CT — Emphasizing that the sex industry — especially when it involves underage children — is a form of human trafficking, the Connecticut Trafficking in Persons Council (TIP) is making several legislative recommendations aimed at going after the buyers of sex.

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