An animal rights group says Connecticut’s prisons department is improperly serving fish to a vegetarian inmate in violation of his rights as a practicing Buddhist.
Eleven U.S. Senators from northeastern states are criticizing the federal Bureau of Prisons over plans to turn the women’s prison in Danbury into a facility for men.
Connecticut legislators were urged Friday to repeal or revamp the program that allows Connecticut inmates to earn credit toward early release for good behavior.
Connecticut inmates will no longer be able to possess pornography as of this time next year.
The Connecticut House of Representatives has approved legislation slamming the door on early release for criminals convicted of certain violent offenses. But minority Republicans said too many crimes still would be eligible for early release.
Some lawmakers and others are questioning the lucrative, no-bid contract the UConn Health Center has to provide mental health and medical services to the state prison system.