July 2015


justice imperShift in Plans for Danbury Prison Construction

Jacqueline Stoughton

After facing much delay in the construction of the Danbury Federal Prison, which was set to become an all male prison, those involved agreed to create an additional facility to the camp that would bring transferred women inmates back to the Northeast.


Photo courtesy of Rashad Frett and Josh Therriault

Photo courtesy of Rashad Frett and Josh Therriault

A Second Chance for a “Second Chance Society”

Ruth Bruno

“The Connecticut General Assembly heard the voice of many who felt they were voiceless. For that I am happy,” said Senator Gary Winfield, following the Connecticut House of Representatives’ decision to pass Governor Malloy’s “Second Chance Society” initiative last month.


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Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Stoughton

The Case of Jane Doe: Behind Bars and Behind the Times?

Jacqueline Stoughton

The Connecticut transgender female teen publically identified as “Jane Doe,” who made national headlines last year following the discovery that she had been transferred from the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to the Department of Corrections (DOC) due to assault allegations, is now out of incarceration.


 

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Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Stoughton

Hairs Out of Place

Jacqueline Stoughton

Three cases of violent crimes committed between 1985 and 1999 in Connecticut may see their day in court again following the discovery of flawed testimonies in 90 percent of cases analyzed in the FBI’s Microscopic Hair Comparison Analysis Review.


 

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