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Judidiary Committee Considers ‘Second Chance’ Measures

By SUSAN HAIGH,  Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to give nonviolent criminal offenders more opportunities to reintegrate into society received mostly positive reviews Friday from state legislators, who are […]


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State High Court To Address Juvenile Sentencing

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut’s Supreme Court has decided to take up three cases that could decide how the state handles the convictions of children who commit murder and other violent crimes. The court will […]


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Arguments Underway Over Equity Of Death Penalty Prosecutions

Connecticut’s top prosecutor testified Wednesday the state had no written policies on when to seek the death penalty but that state law provided enough guidance.


Criminal Justice

Audit: Half Of State Prosecutors Miss Training

A new audit says half of Connecticut’s prosecutors didn’t meet their annual training requirements for the 2009 and 2010 fiscal years despite previous reports noting the same problem dating back to when training was first mandated in 1998.


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Marijuana Bill Passes Legislative Committee

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to reduce the penalty for possessing less than a half-ounce of marijuana has passed a key committee vote in the Connecticut General Assembly.