by Jack Kramer | Sep 24, 2018 2:31pm
Posted to: Courts | Election 2018 | Juvenile Justice | Legal | Public Safety
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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by Christine Stuart | May 8, 2018 7:47pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Election Policy | Equality | Juvenile Justice | Legal
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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by Parker Fiske | Apr 13, 2018 1:31pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Juvenile Justice | Middletown
HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy closed the Connecticut Juvenile Training School Thursday, almost three months ahead of schedule.
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by Christine Stuart | Mar 29, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Equality | Ethics | Health Care | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement
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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by Peter Urban | Jan 18, 2018 1:01pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Juvenile Justice
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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by Abby Anderson | Jan 2, 2018 1:07pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Education | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Opinion | Nonprofits | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Middletown
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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by Christine Stuart | Dec 12, 2017 2:18pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Courts | Education | Juvenile Justice | Hartford
HARTFORD, CT — A teenage boy with autism and intellectual disabilities who died from starvation, dehydration and child abuse was absent from school for years and known to the Department of Children and Families and the Juvenile Court System, which closed his case weeks before his death.
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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 | Jul 13, 2017 11:36am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Juvenile Justice | Legal | Public Safety | Transparency
HARTFORD, CT — One of the last pieces of legislation Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed this year was a bill that prohibits the Corrections Department from putting anyone under the age of 18 in solitary confinement.
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by Jack Kramer | Apr 7, 2017 5:57pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Courts | Equality | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal
HARTFORD, CT - Passing legislation revamping the juvenile justice system, one of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s signature initiatives this year, failed to make it through the Judiciary Committee Friday.
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