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[Incarcerated person] leaps to death on Rikers Island in NY. 37th death in 2 years

By; Randall via Authorities at Rikers Island say an inmate identified as Rubu Zhao jumped to his death this weekend at the New York City jail, reports the Daily News. The 52-year-old accused murderer is the 37th detainee to die at the facility since early 2021. “I am saddened by the circumstances that led to […]

Connecticut incarceration rates are low, but probation rates aren’t

By: Molly Ingram via WSHU Public Radio Almost 1% of Connecticut’s population is on probation. That’s 30,000 people — and three times the amount of people incarcerated in the state. According to a new report from the Katal Center for Equity, Health, and Justice, the state uses probation more aggressively than its peers, and it’s causing reincarnation […]