Recently, the first lady and I convened a group of state officials, judges, prosecutors, victim advocates and other stakeholders to discuss Connecticut’s progress toward improving the state’s criminal justice system. Sounds like a run-of-the-mill convening of policymakers and practitioners until you consider the venue: one of our state’s maximum-security prisons, the Cheshire Correctional Institution.
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Cascade County Detention Center population was at 143 percent of capacity as of Wednesday afternoon, higher than average, said Commander Dan O’Fallon, but becoming uncomfortably normal.
Connecticut has found success reducing recidivism, or recurring crime by former inmates, by paying attention to and tracking things that many other states do not, speakers said Monday at a University of New Haven public safety forum.
New Mexico state lawmakers began setting a course this week for criminal justice reform during a daylong forum that explored strategies to reduce crime without putting more people in jail.
Gaps in Wyoming’s mental health and substance abuse treatment systems are contributing to the state’s prison overcrowding problem say experts who participated in a criminal justice reform forum in Cheyenne last week.
Iowa Department of Corrections director Jerry Bartruff says the state is facing “new and, in some cases, daunting challenges” when it comes to public safety.