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January 17, 2019

Coalition Backs Legislation To End Discrimination and Increase Prosecutorial Transparency

by Christine Stuart | Jan 17, 2019 4:30pm
Posted to: Courts | Housing | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — The ACLU’s Smart Justice coalition, which is led by formerly incarcerated individuals, wants the Connecticut General Assembly to pass legislation that will increase prosecutorial transparency and another that would end discrimination of formerly incarcerated individuals.

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January 2, 2019

Outgoing Officials: Criminal Justice System Is In Good Place

by Jack Kramer | Jan 2, 2019 12:00pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Nonprofits | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — Members of the Criminal Justice Policy Advisory Commission (CJPAC) held their final meeting last week and took time to reflect on what many said were monumental, positive changes to the system they helped manage.

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December 19, 2018

Lamont Eager to Learn More About Criminal Justice

by Christine Stuart | Dec 19, 2018 11:34am
Posted to: Housing | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Transportation | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — It’s part of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s legacy, but Gov.-elect Ned Lamont wants to continue the progress that’s been made on criminal justice reform.

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December 7, 2018

OP-ED | Wethersfield Police Chief Paints Inaccurate Picture of Youth

by Christina Quaranta | Dec 7, 2018 10:52am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Opinion | Member Opinion | Public Safety

When something goes wrong in a community, whatever happened to asking its members what they need? Sometimes the answer we hear might be “more police,” or to “lock up the children” in our neighborhoods. But more often than not, when given the option, community folk will say that the answer is to get young people the help they need.

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September 24, 2018

Malloy Defends Criminal Justice Reforms With New Stats

by Jack Kramer | Sep 24, 2018 1:31pm
Posted to: Courts | Election 2018 | Juvenile Justice | Legal | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT—Gov. Dannel P. Malloy trumpeted statistics that show crime trends continue to decrease in Connecticut while criticizing candidates for office who he said are misleading the public by stating the state is not safer than its been in decades.

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May 8, 2018

House Debates Then Tables Voting Rights Bill

by Christine Stuart | May 8, 2018 6:47pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Election Policy | Equality | Juvenile Justice | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT — The House spent about an hour Tuesday debating and then tabling a bill that would restore voting rights to parolees, who are still serving their sentences.

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April 13, 2018

Malloy Shutters ‘Costly Relic’ Ahead of Schedule

by Parker Fiske | Apr 13, 2018 12:31pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Juvenile Justice | Middletown

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P.  Malloy closed the Connecticut Juvenile Training School Thursday, almost three months ahead of schedule.

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March 29, 2018

Lawmakers, Correction Officials Look To Change Treatment of Female Prisoners

by Christine Stuart | Mar 29, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Equality | Ethics | Health Care | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement

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HARTFORD, CT — Advocates told the Judiciary Committee Wednesday that shackling an inmate while she is pregnant - or telling an inmate to use her sock when she runs out of feminine hygiene products - is not just offensive, it’s also inhumane.

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January 18, 2018

Murphy Seeks End to Discriminatory School Discipline Policies

by Peter Urban | Jan 18, 2018 12:01pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Juvenile Justice

screengrab WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy on Wednesday said he fears the Trump administration may take “a giant step backwards” when it comes to addressing school discipline policies that fall heaviest on minorities and disabled students.

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January 2, 2018

OP-ED | The Connecticut Juvenile Training School Is A Symbol

by Abby Anderson | Jan 2, 2018 12:07pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Education | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Opinion | Member Opinion | Nonprofits | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Middletown

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As we’ve consistently said during the two-year period since Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that Connecticut’s prison for boys, the Connecticut Juvenile Training School (CJTS), would close, the goal should not be simply to close a building. In fact, in many ways CJTS is a symbol. It symbolizes what we believe about youth, their capacity to change, and their worth.

In calling for CJTS to close, we are NOT calling for the kids to simply be released home or to be kept in pre-trial detention. We are calling for the development of a juvenile justice system that works for even the most challenging youth with the most unacceptable behaviors.

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