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August 24, 2014

The Expanded Length of Prison Stays In Connecticut

Dicky Joe Jackson was a trucker whose 2-year old son needed a bone-marrow transplant to save his life. He raised $50,000 through community fund-raisers. But…

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August 24, 2014

Recidivism How is Connecticut Doing

Ora Lee Hurley was imprisoned in Atlanta for failure to pay a $ 705 fine. She was permitted to work during the day and return…

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August 24, 2014

The Staggering Cost of Mass Incarceration

In 2013, an 86-year old male prisoner — having served forty years for felonies committed in the 1970s that were serious but did not result…

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August 24, 2014

The Explosion of Connecticut’s Prison Population

Danielle Metz became pregnant at 17 and later married an abusive man. Her husband also dealt drugs. To placate him and avoid abuse, she sometimes…

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August 24, 2014

Our criminal justice system is in need of reform.

Such system costs the taxpayer too much, fails at rehabilitation, exacts a life-long toll on offenders and does not yield corresponding societal benefits. Of late,…

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