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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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March 1, 2017

A Second Chance for Second Chance Legislation

by Jack Kramer | March 1, 2017 3:42pm

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 6:30am

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 6:30am

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 6:30am

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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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 7, 2016

OP-ED | Imagining a World Where No Child Goes to Prison

by Abby Anderson | November 7, 2016 5:30am

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We are going to close the Connecticut Juvenile Training School (CJTS), and that is going to say a lot about our state.

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November 4, 2016

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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September 22, 2016

Not All Opioids Are Equal

by Jack Kramer | September 22, 2016 8:30am

Jack Kramer photo You have to have been living under a rock to not be aware that Connecticut is in the midst of a heroin and opiate crisis.

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August 7, 2016

Retired State Supreme Court Justice Borden Dies at 79

by Christine Stuart | August 7, 2016 9:48pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo 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.

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