March 5, 2015
by Hugh McQuaid | March 5, 2015 12:39pm
March 2, 2015
by Hugh McQuaid | March 2, 2015 5:30am
The state Supreme Court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for a man sentenced to life in prison for a murder he committed as a minor. But the court left up to the legislature to decide whether similarly situated offenders should be granted parole hearings.
February 25, 2015
by Hugh McQuaid | February 25, 2015 12:11pm
A judge rejected former Gov. John G. Rowland’s efforts to force a new trial on his recent convictions and scheduled a March 18 sentencing hearing — exactly 10 years after Rowland was sentenced to a year in prison for crimes while in office.
Tags: rowland, Arterton, Wilson-Foley, Foley, Reid Weingarten, corruption, js
February 17, 2015
by Hugh McQuaid | February 17, 2015 11:35am
February 13, 2015
by Hugh McQuaid | February 13, 2015 11:46am
February 11, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | February 11, 2015 8:16pm
Marijuana is now legal in several states out west, and the world has yet to end. That’s part of why two Connecticut lawmakers, Reps. Edwin Vargas, D-Hartford, and Juan Candelaria, D-New Haven, want to bring legalization east.
Is that a good idea? What will happen if we fully legalize marijuana?
Tags: marijuana, drugs, drug enforcement, decriminalization, Susan Bigelow, mc
February 9, 2015
by Hugh McQuaid | February 9, 2015 12:53pm
Prosecutors filed court documents Friday rejecting former Gov. John Rowland’s claim they withheld evidence that could have helped Rowland fight the corruption charges a jury found him guilty of in September.
February 6, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | February 6, 2015 12:30pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced a series of criminal justice reform proposals this week that he was calling “Second Chance Society.” The name comes from the idea that his proposals will give a second chance to people who might have found themselves in prison for minor offenses, but really these proposals, and the door they open, give that chance to everyone else as well.
Tags: prisoners, prison, incarceration, second chance, Dannel P. Malloy, Susan Bigelow, mc
by Hugh McQuaid | February 6, 2015 11:30am
Two state lawmakers are seeking to legalize and tax the sale of recreational marijuana in Connecticut. They want it to be seen as a revenue generator and boon to the state’s economy.
Tags: Edwin Vargas, Juan Candelaria, New Haven, Hartford, marijuana, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, drugs, dh, js
February 5, 2015
by Christine Stuart | February 5, 2015 5:30am
Nonprofit human service providers worry that budget cuts, like the $25 million one to mental health and substance abuse grants, will be carried forward in the 2016 budget.