The city of Hartford could introduce a diversion program to steer low level drug offenders and people involved in sex work into supportive services instead of jail, according to leading mayoral candidates.
The court declared that following the prospective repeal of the death penalty, execution of prisoners “no longer comports with contemporary standards of decency and no longer serves any penological purpose.”
Here are five reasons why criminal justice reform is successful in Connecticut, which bode well for the future reforms in the state.
A sweeping set of criminal justice reforms, that will spare more than 1,100 non-violent drug offenders from prison and save millions in corrections costs, passed the legislature.
Connecticut lawmakers passed a groundbreaking law enforcement reform package that will potentially remake police-community relations in the state.