Families demand a plan to stop COVID spread in prisons

By: Sujata Srinivasan via Connecticut Public Radio Supporters of incarcerated people gathered in front of the Department of Correction (DOC) headquarters in Wethersfield Wednesday to demand that the Lamont administration and the DOC “develop a comprehensive and transparent plan to address COVID-19 in jails and prisons in Connecticut.” They say that conditions for incarcerated people […]

After 30 COVID-19 deaths, protestors call for increased protections in Connecticut prisons

By Molly Ingram via WSHU Activists gathered outside Connecticut’s Department of Correction headquarters on Wednesday to demand stricter COVID-19 guidelines in state prisons. In total, 30 Connecticut prisoners have died from COVID-19 complications. Protesters said those deaths were caused by prison overcrowding, lack of personal protective equipment and poor testing regimens. The Katal Center for […]