Tell Gov. Lamont: Keep CJTS Closed and #CutShutINVEST
In late March, Governor Lamont proposed re-opening a closed youth prison in Connecticut in order to “house” unaccompanied children migrating to the U.S.
The prison — the Connecticut Juvenile Training School (CJTS) – was closed in 2018. It has a documented and notorious history of neglect and abuse of young people, ranging from the use of chemical agents, excessive restraint, and solitary confinement. To suggest that it be re-opened to detain children migrating to the United States is reprehensible. Connecticut should be closing MORE prisons, not re-opening closed prisons to detain people searching for a better life!