Prisons

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The Connecticut House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday requiring fair treatment for incarcerated women. 

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Connecticut Senate Republican President Len Fasano wants a public hearing to look into reports of denial of healthcare to state prisoners. At a news conference at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Wednesday, Fasano said inadequate staffing and untimely healthcare may have been factors in the deaths of eight inmates.

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More than half of accidental overdoses in Connecticut happen to former inmates.

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Governor Dannel Malloy, D-Conn., says the state’s prison population has dropped so much in the past year that another prison could close by the summer. Malloy offered some explanation to reporters at the Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers on Wednesday.

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A cell the size of a parking space is where more than 60,000 prisoners nationwide are being held in solitary confinement. That’s according to a study by Yale Law School and the Association of State Correctional Administrators released Wednesday. And there could be more people who were not counted because states like Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont couldn’t provide data.