by Lisa Backus | Mar 25, 2019 4:21pm
Posted to: Courts | Legal | State Budget | Criminal Justice
HARTFORD, CT — After a few collaborative tweaks, Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane announced Monday his support of a bill that would require his office to annually provide all arrest and sentencing data for public view. The bill would also allow defendants to have legal representation during parole revocation hearings.
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by Lisa Backus | Feb 18, 2019 11:00am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Law Enforcement | Public Safety | New Britain | Criminal Justice
After a bruising 13 months that included protests, desk duty for five officers and an internal affairs investigation that pointed out policy gaps, New Britain officials are hoping legislators will shorten the length of time required to conduct police-involved death investigations.
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by Jack Kramer | Dec 13, 2018 4:00pm
Posted to: State Budget | Criminal Justice | Education Cost Sharing | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol
HARTFORD, CT — Outgoing Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes believes two powerful groups — hospitals and municipalities — are the biggest obstacles to Connecticut’s fiscal stability.
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by Christine Stuart | Dec 6, 2018 2:44pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Civil Liberties | Election 2018 | Jobs | Labor | Legal | Criminal Justice
HARTFORD, CT — With a larger Democratic majority in the legislature and a Democratic governor, the 46-member Progressive caucus will introduce legislation to increase the minimum wage, implement paid Family and Medical Leave, and legalize recreational cannabis in 2019.
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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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