May 18, 2015
by Christine Stuart | May 18, 2015 5:30am
Connecticut Democrats called House Republican leader Themis Klarides a hypocrite Friday for making an appearance on a nationally syndicated radio show to criticize the governor shortly after she’d suggested he was spending too much time on the national stage.
May 13, 2015
by Christine Stuart | May 13, 2015 9:10pm
Debate in the state House of Representatives came to a screeching halt Wednesday for the second time this session when House Republican leader Themis Klarides read Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s comments about her colleagues in the CT Post.
by Julian Ford | May 13, 2015 4:00pm
Adolescents differ from adults in many ways. Our laws reflect this in not allowing minors to purchase alcohol or tobacco, serve on a jury, sign a contract, and so on. But Connecticut still sentences adolescents to extremely long and sometimes life sentences, with no possibility of parole.
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April 29, 2015
by Jason Ortiz | April 29, 2015 9:30am
Another man, Freddie Gray, is dead because we have created a culture in which our police force places itself above the laws they enforce, and they treat poor communities as the enemy.
April 3, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | April 3, 2015 5:30am
March 30, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | March 30, 2015 1:57pm
Juvenile offenders will no longer be shackled in court unless specifically needed to protect those in the courtroom, if a bill being considered by the state legislature is passed. However, a policy shift at the state’s Judicial Branch scheduled to take effect this week does the same thing.
March 12, 2015
by Christine Stuart | March 12, 2015 5:24pm
March 5, 2015
by Hugh McQuaid | March 5, 2015 6:30am
After stalling the passage of legislation to reassess lengthy prison sentences imposed on juvenile offenders during the last two legislative sessions, Senate Republicans backed a modified version of the bill during a Wednesday hearing.
February 3, 2015
by Mary E. O'Leary | February 3, 2015 9:26pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, declaring America has gotten away from being a “second-chance society,” has proposed major changes in the criminal justice system that would treat drug possession as a misdemeanor and eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug possession.
July 24, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | July 24, 2014 2:26pm