by Christine Stuart | Jul 31, 2018 12:20am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Health Care | State Budget | Criminal Justice
HARTFORD, CT — High-ranking University of Connecticut officials spoke Monday about how their teaching hospital has cared for prison inmates under a contract with the state Department of Correction. But those same officials were gone by the time four families testified about how their incarcerated loved ones had died from, or suffered because of, extreme medical neglect.
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by Christine Stuart | Jul 23, 2018 3:59am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Health Care | Public Health | State Budget | Criminal Justice
HARTFORD, CT — An inmate being held in a Connecticut prison is suing the Correction Department because he wants prison officials to give him access to expensive medication that would cure his hepatitis C.
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by Debora M. Bresch | Jun 22, 2018 10:54pm
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Ethics | Law Enforcement | Legal | Opinion | Criminal Justice
Last Thursday, Gov. Dannel Malloy wisely vetoed legislation that purported to crack down on animal cruelty by requiring anyone convicted of abusing an animal to register on a public statewide database.
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by Christine Stuart | Nov 7, 2017 5:23pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | State Budget | Criminal Justice | Enfield
HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday that Enfield Correctional Institute will close in early 2018.
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by Christine Stuart | Sep 6, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | State Budget | Criminal Justice | Bridgeport | Hartford | New Haven
HARTFORD, CT — Project Longevity is a program that’s been reducing violent crime in Connecticut’s urban areas for five years, but without a two-year budget in place there’s no state funding for five people who have been coordinating and overseeing the successful program.
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by Jack Kramer | Jul 18, 2017 5:29am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Jobs | Law Enforcement | Poverty | Public Safety | State Budget | Criminal Justice | Mental Health Care | Workforce Development
HARTFORD, CT — Life On Parole, a documentary that takes an inside look at Connecticut’s efforts to change the parole system and reduce the number of people returning to prison, will air on CPTV at 10 p.m. tonight.
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by Terry Cowgill | Jun 2, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Town News | Killingly | Opinion | Public Safety | State Budget | Criminal Justice | Pensions | Taxes
When it comes time to rein in spending, few departments are exempt from the budget axe. But public safety is one of those entities that makes people nervous anytime cuts are mentioned.
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by Christine Stuart | Apr 14, 2017 11:29am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Election 2010 | Election 2014 | Election 2018 | State Budget | Criminal Justice | Education Cost Sharing | Taxes | State Capitol
HARTFORD, CT — Paid sick leave, an increased minimum wage, criminal justice system reforms, tougher gun safety laws, and abolition of the death penalty are just a few of the accomplishments that will be part of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s legacy.
Continue reading "ANALYSIS | Dogged By Tough Economy, Malloy Still Stacks Up Accomplishments" »
by Jack Kramer | Mar 20, 2017 11:25pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Equality | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Public Safety | Criminal Justice
HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is renewing his efforts to eliminate the need for bail for low-level offenses.
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