The ACLU-CT believes in a society where all people, including those who have been convicted or accused of a crime, have equal opportunity to contribute to their communities and build successful and fulfilling lives. Connecticut is stronger and safer when all people have a fair chance of accessing housing.

Connecticut needs to invest in housing programs and services specifically for people leaving incarceration. The state also needs to remove barriers that make it impossible for a person to rejoin their family at home at the end of their sentence. Funding homeless services that are inclusive of people with criminal records is essential to ending homelessness in Connecticut. As such, the ACLU-CT supports SB 145 and urges this Committee to do the same.



Bill number

S.B. 145