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patchouli 06-28-2017 10:56 AM

Law ensures people are not jailed simply due to an inability to pay
Gov. Malloy Signs Legislation Reforming the State’s Pretrial Justice System to Help Break the Cycle of Crime and Poverty

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has signed into law legislation he introduced and developed with a number of lawmakers and advocates that will create a major reform to the state’s methods of detention for people who have only been charged with a crime in order to continue efforts reducing the state’s historically low crime rates and provide solutions to challenges that discriminate against the poor.

The legislation is Public Act 17-145, An Act Concerning Pretrial Justice Reform. It was adopted in both chambers of the General Assembly with broad, bipartisan support.

The reforms, which will take effect beginning this Saturday, July 1, target adults accused of committing misdemeanors who are unable to afford money bail and languish in jail for weeks or months.

Read entire press release HERE

Tina 06-28-2017 11:24 PM

That's cool!!

Minor activist 06-29-2017 12:56 AM

Badly needed too. I'll be pushing for this in my own state next.

fiat_nox 06-29-2017 01:51 AM

That's awesome! Can we clone him??

bailey01 10-27-2017 08:28 PM

Hb 7044
“the legislation is a good compromise that prevents Connecticut’s indigent citizens charged with a non violent misdemeanor offense from being locked up simply because they don’t have the resources to post a bail bond while still holding all other arrestees accountable for court appearances”.

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