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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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PETA Says Buddhist Inmate Should Not Be Fed Fish

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.


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Senators Object To Transfers Of Women From Conn. Prison

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.


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Calls For Change In Early Release Credits For Inmates

Connecticut legislators were urged Friday to repeal or revamp the program that allows Connecticut inmates to earn credit toward early release for good behavior.


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Prisons Ban Pornography

Connecticut inmates will no longer be able to possess pornography as of this time next year.



House Passes Clarified Early Prison Release Bill

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.


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Questions Raised About UCONN’S No Bid Contract

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.