Framework for Connecticut’s Fiscal Future: Assessment of Connecticut’s Correction, Parole and Probation Systems
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Aug. 23, 2012
ANNOTATION: This is the second in a series of publications that assess alternatives to current programs and services that may potentially result in considerable savings to the state. This report “points out a number of interesting facts including the issue that there is no one criminal justice system in Connecticut. In fact the systems span two branches of government – the Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Judicial Branch – which leads to difficult management issues. The report also provides highlights of the nation’s prison system; where Connecticut stands in relation to other states and the nation; how public policy decisions directly impact prison population numbers; the State’s costly system; and the many improvements Connecticut has made thus far. The report provides a series of substantive, comprehensive, attainable recommendations to the State’s prison system to achieve the right balance between the cost of the system, imposing appropriate justice for criminal activity, and ensuring public safety.” Links are provided to the executive summary, the full report, a webinar, and a short video presentation.