February 22, 2017
by Christine Stuart | February 22, 2017 5:30am
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.
January 20, 2017
by Jack Kramer | January 20, 2017 5:30am
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.
January 12, 2017
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.
December 16, 2016
by Jack Kramer | December 16, 2016 5:30am
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.
November 7, 2016
by Abby Anderson | November 7, 2016 4:30am
November 4, 2016
by Jack Kramer | November 4, 2016 5:30am
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.”
September 22, 2016
by Jack Kramer | September 22, 2016 7:30am
August 7, 2016
by Christine Stuart | August 7, 2016 8:48pm
Retired Connecticut Supreme Court Justice David Borden died on Sunday at age 79. He was an advocate for a more transparent judiciary, juvenile justice reform, and a proponent for changing the way police conduct criminal identification lineups.
June 14, 2016
by Abby Anderson | June 14, 2016 9:08am
This session, the legislature passed landmark legislation to improve our juvenile justice system. Yet the state budget starves that very system for funding. So the question is: What happens to our kids when a groundbreaking law runs up against an austerity budget?
Tags: Abby Anderson, juvenile justice, reform, Judicial Branch, DCF
June 13, 2016
by Jack Kramer | June 13, 2016 4:30am
Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim didn’t hesitate to single himself out Friday as the kind of person who would benefit from his city’s new Second Chance Society Initiative at a news conference at the Margaret Morton Government Center.