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Connecticut began the year with 16,167 inmates in its prisons and jails, the lowest number since John G. Rowland celebrated his second New Year's Day as governor on Jan. 1, 1997. The drop comes as arrests fell by nearly 5 percent in 2014, while the number of young people entering prison has fallen for a half-dozen consecutive years.
(East Hartford) - Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) today announced an agreement to work in partnership with the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) throughout 2015 to demonstrate how the use of cloud technology over the Connecticut Nutmeg Network enhances municipal management.
(CT Mirror) - The growth of the American prison system is explosive – and misguided.
A recent book, The Justice Imperative: How Hyper-Incarceration Has Hijacked The American Dream, notes that between 1980 and 2000, the number of people incarcerated in the United States rose almost 700 percent from 300,000 to over 2 million.
By 2008, more than 7 million Americans (1 out of every 31 adults) were estimated to be behind bars, on probation or on parole. The U.S. now has the highest incarceration rate in the world.