Criminal Justice Reform

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Governor Dannel Malloy says Connecticut is leading the nation in prison reform. He spoke at a “Reimagining Prison” conference, and focused on a program at the Cheshire Correctional Institution that provides a less restrictive environment for young male offenders.

Criminal Justice Conference Held In Cheshire Prison

May 31, 2018
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A maximum security prison in Cheshire, Connecticut, became a unique spot for a one-of-a-kind conference with criminal justice leaders, judges and advocates this week.

Gov. Malloy Talks 'Second Chance Society' Policies In D.C.

Oct 23, 2017
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The Center for American Progress says Connecticut leads the nation in helping people with criminal records get jobs, find housing and re-enter society.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy introduced bail reform legislation Thursday, saying it could help keep nearly 3,000 people, who are in jail because they can’t post bonds, off the budget rolls. This is a different approach than the one Malloy pushed for last year.

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A cell the size of a parking space is where more than 60,000 prisoners nationwide are being held in solitary confinement. That’s according to a study by Yale Law School and the Association of State Correctional Administrators released Wednesday. And there could be more people who were not counted because states like Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont couldn’t provide data.