Advocates of Prison Reform Aim to Overhaul State’s Solitary Confinement

Image of a solitary cell, desk and bed as depicted in the complaint


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The closure of Northern Correctional Facility in Somers, which Gov. Ned Lamont officially announced earlier this month, is a victory for prison reform activists that has taken years.  But for human rights lawyer Hope Metcalf and State Sen. Gary Winfield, D-New Haven, it’s only the beginning.  As executive director of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. […]
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Emilia Otte

Emilia Otte covers health and education for the Connecticut Examiner. In 2022 Otte was awarded "Rookie of the Year," by the New England Newspaper & Press Association.