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February 5, 2017

OP-ED | State Correctional Officers Deserve Support

by Rudy Demiraj | Feb 5, 2017 11:00pm
Posted to: Jobs | Labor | Opinion | Sponsored Opinion | Public Safety | State Budget | Criminal Justice

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Listening to the constant attacks and criticisms of Connecticut state employees compelled me to write on behalf of the brave and courageous men and women who work alongside me at the Connecticut Department of Correction.

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December 16, 2016

Malloy To Try Again To Raise The Age

by Jack Kramer | Dec 16, 2016 6:30am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Courts | Education | Juvenile Justice | Legal | Public Safety | State Budget | Criminal Justice

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, less than three weeks away from the start of the 2017 General Assembly session, made it clear Thursday that he will once again be pushing hard to pass legislation allowing 18-to 20-year-olds to be tried as juveniles.

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November 4, 2016

Half of State Agencies Submit Their Budget Proposals

by Christine Stuart | Nov 4, 2016 2:16pm
Posted to: Environment | State Budget | Criminal Justice | Education Cost Sharing | Taxes | State Capitol | Transparency

CTNewsJunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A $10 vehicle registration fee, prison closings, state employee retirements, funding cuts to elderly property relief programs and to employment opportunities for the blind and disabled are just a few of the budget reduction and revenue options proposed by half of the state’s 40 agencies.

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Sentencing Commission Picks Up Where Legislature Left Off On Bail Reform

by Jack Kramer | Nov 4, 2016 6:30am
Posted to: Courts | Equality | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | Taxes | Criminal Justice

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HARTFORD, CT — Speaker after speaker implored the Connecticut Sentencing Commission on Thursday to reform the state’s criminal justice and sentencing policies, but no testimony was as passionate as a former inmate, Yale Law School graduate and current public defender who called the current system “a complete farce.”

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August 16, 2016

Correction Officers: Staff and Overtime Reductions Put Them At Risk of Injury

by Christine Stuart | Aug 16, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Labor | Public Safety | State Budget | Criminal Justice

CTNewsJunkie file photo Nearly five months after the layoffs began, the presidents of three bargaining groups representing 4,800 Correction Department employees wrote Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to tell him they’re concerned about their safety.

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June 2, 2016

House Declines To Raise Governor’s Bail Reform

by Christine Stuart | Jun 2, 2016 4:08pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Equality | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | State Budget | Criminal Justice

Christine Stuart photo Democratic lawmakers in the House Thursday decided there wasn’t enough support for Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s bail reform proposal to raise the bill.

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June 1, 2016

Malloy Pitches Bail Reform, Encourages House Vote

by Christine Stuart | Jun 1, 2016 3:31pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Equality | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Poverty | State Budget | Criminal Justice | Special Session

Christine Stuart photo WATERBURY — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy already gave up half of his criminal justice reforms, but it still may not be enough to get the legislation across the finish line Thursday when the House reconvenes for a one-day special session.

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May 31, 2016

UPDATED: Malloy Agrees To Compromise on Second Chance; Special House Session Set For Thursday

by Christine Stuart | May 31, 2016 4:30pm
Posted to: Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | State Budget | Criminal Justice | Special Session | State Capitol

Kristi Allen file photo (Updated 4:15 p.m.) The House will reconvene for a special session Thursday, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy revised his criminal justice reform package late Tuesday afternoon making it more likely to pass.

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May 25, 2016

Malloy Visits Hartford Correctional, Wants Vote On His Criminal Justice Reforms

by Kristi Allen | May 25, 2016 11:26pm
Posted to: Courts | Juvenile Justice | State Budget | Criminal Justice

Kristi Allen photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Correction Commissioner Scott Semple met with inmates of Hartford Correctional Center on Wednesday in their continued effort to get the General Assembly to adopt a package of criminal justice reforms.

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May 20, 2016

Judicial Branch Announces 61 More Layoffs

by Christine Stuart | May 20, 2016 11:59am
Posted to: Courts | Labor | Legal | State Budget | Criminal Justice

The Judicial Branch announced Friday that it will be laying off 61 temporary court clerks and temporary court recording monitors.

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