Connecticut could become the first state in the nation to raise the age of jurisdiction for the juvenile justice system through 20-years-old.
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.”
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.
A package of juvenile justice reforms was signed into law by Governor Malloy yesterday.