HARTFORD, Conn. – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is hoping the legislature gives his criminal justice initiative a second look next week, but as of Friday there’s been no date scheduled.
Malloy, whose office has been sending out daily emails with information about the pre-trial population sitting in Connecticut’s prisons and jails unable to make bail, has been out at events around the state and on radio shows explaining the legislation.
“Connecticut has a crime rate that is at a 48-year low. Recidivism is down. We are doing really good work in cutting crime and lowering our prison population at the same time. It saves money to do this right now,” Malloy told WTIC Radio Host Ray Dunaway on Wednesday. “It is costing us upwards of $33 million to incarcerate people basically because they’re poor.”
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