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
June 27, 2014
by Susan Bigelow | June 27, 2014 12:20pm
Sometime on Tuesday, June 24, a 16-year-old transgender girl in DCF care finally left the adult women’s prison where she’d been kept for close to two months. “Jane Doe” has never been charged with a crime, and her detention provoked a national uproar. But her release isn’t nearly the end of the troubled agency’s woes.
May 21, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | May 21, 2014 5:29am
(Updated 1:02 p.m.) A memorandum from Superior Court Judge Burton Kaplan details “ample evidence” of violence to support the transfer of the transgender youth known as “Jane Doe” into the custody of the Correction Department.