By Nikki A. Sambitsky
The Connecticut Department of Corrections (DOC) is quietly reviewing its policy for segregating incarcerated people, joining a growing number of states examining alternatives to isolation. A committee of DOC staff and other corrections professionals has been studying the segregation policy for months, though the DOC provided no timetable for a final report. According to Karen Martucci, acting director of the DOC’s External Affairs Division, the DOC no longer uses solitary confinement for punishment or self-protection.
By Carly Maher
Growing availability and training in the administration of a heroin overdose antidote has saved at least 5 lives in the state of Connecticut since October 2014.
The drug naloxone hydrochloride, marketed under the brand name “Narcan,” takes less than one minute to revive a person experiencing a life-threatening overdose. Narcan can be either injected or administered through an intranasal spray. The spray in particular is gaining popularity, as Narcan is being made available to all first responders throughout the state of Connecticut.
By Joseph L. Giasullo
By Carissa Barstis
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