Criminal Justice

The ACLU of Connecticut works in many ways to improve the criminal justice system. We were at the forefront of the successful effort to repeal the death penalty in Connecticut and we continue to push for changes to the legal system to end punitive drug policies, eliminate racial injustices and reduce our high level of incarceration. We also work in the state’s prisons for humane and just treatment of inmates.

Panel of experts and community members will focus on creating policies that reduce crime in urban communities

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As talk of law enforcement reform continues to swirl in the aftermath of the Department of Justice’s Ferguson report, some communities have quietly made progress in addressing how police interact with students.

In the wake of a series of disturbing reports on deadly use of force incidents in Connecticut, the state needs impartial investigators to root out when law enforcement broke the law.

The Department of Justice spends $7.2 billion a year to incarcerate over 209,000 people in the federal Bureau of Prisons at a cost of over $30,000 per year per person.

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The questioning of a former Major League Baseball player in Hartford, by a police officer out of his jurisdiction, shows that state rules need to be reinforced. Last March, Doug Glanville, was shoveling snow from the driveway of his Hartford home when a police officer from another jurisdiction questioned him. He chronicled his experience in […]

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