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Event Spotlight - CT Reentry Reform Day

Reentry Reform Day event included speakers, voter registration, and much more! Our Panel Discussions included the following topics and their related Senate and House Bills: Fair Chance Hiring (HB 5583), Fair treatment of incarcerated Women (SB 13), Unlock the Vote (HB 5418), Immigration (HB 5544), and Opioids (SB 172). Opening remarks was given by Representative Brandon McGee. Panel sessions featured voices of those impacted by the justice system, as well as legislative sponsors of the various bills. Below are links to the press coverage:

'Connecticut Re-Entry Reform Day' held at State Capitol | News 8 WTNH

On First Re-Entry Day At State Capitol, A Call For Criminal Justice Reform | Hartford Courant

Reentry Reform Day: My Story | State Senator Ed Gomes

The Real Story: Reentry Reform Day | Fox61

Former Rep. Ernie Newton Returns to State Capitol | Hartford Courant

Event today in New Britain focuses on helping recently released | New Britain Herald

Checking In With Correction Commissioner Scott Semple | WNPR


Project Highlight - On the Outside

Life on Parole, produced in Connecticut with the cooperation of the Department of Corrections and in collaboration with the New York Times, follows several former prisoners released on parole, showing in stark detail the punitive rules under which they live. For more than a year, "Frontline" and The New York Times followed newly released prisoners as they tried to find homes and jobs, reconnect with loved ones and avoid temptation, sometimes discovering that the system created to help them can also hold them back. Click here to see "Behind Bars" presented by 60 minutes or see the "Life on Parole" documentary below. Also, video of Michelle Alexander's discussion on her book, The New Jim Crow, can been seen here.


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