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Fact Sheet - #FreeThemNowCT


COVID-19 in Connecticut Prisons and Jails: #FreeThemNowCT 

As Connecticut continues to confront COVID-19, Governor Ned Lamont and  state officials have failed to develop a comprehensive plan to tackle the crisis of  the novel coronavirus in jails and prisons. As a result, COVID-19 continues to  spread in correctional facilities in Connecticut—and deaths of incarcerated people  continues to rise. It is time for Connecticut to follow the recommendations of health experts and the demands of impacted families  -- the state must decarcerate now, and develop a coherent plan to keep incarcerated people safe in the midst of a pandemic.

Read our #FreeThemNowCT fact sheet here.

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Fact Sheet - #FreeThemNowNY


COVID-19 in New York Prisons and Jails: #FreeThemNowNY 

As New York State continues to confront the worst public health crisis in the  last century, Governor Andrew Cuomo and state officials have failed to develop  a comprehensive plan to tackle the crisis of the novel coronavirus in jails and  prisons across the state. As a result, COVID-19 continues to spread in jails and  prisons in New York—and deaths of incarcerated people continue to rise. It is time for New York to follow the recommendations of health experts and the demands of impacted families -- the state must decarcerate now, and develop a coherent plan to keep incarcerated people safe in the midst of a pandemic.

Read our #FreeThemNowNY fact sheet here.

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COVID-19 in CT Prisons & Jails: #FreeThemNowCT Fact Sheet


 

As Connecticut continues to confront COVID-19, Governor Ned Lamont and state officials have failed to develop a comprehensive plan to tackle the crisis of the novel coronavirus in jails and prisons. As a result, COVID-19 continues to spread in correctional facilities in Connecticut – and deaths of incarcerated people continues to rise.

 

Read and download our COVID-19 in Prisons & Jails: #FreeThemNowCT Fact Sheet, here.

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Fact Sheet - #LessIsMoreNY Covid-19


In the face of COVID-19, New York Must Decarcerate NOW. It is Time to Pass #LessIsMoreNY

New York has been hit hard by COVID-19. But few places have been hit as hard as jails and prisons in the state. Testing in correctional facilities is limited, but as of June 18th, 2020, there were 517 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NY state prisons and 330 confirmed cases in NYC jails. And people in prisons and jails are already dying of the virus.

Read our COVID-19 #LessIsMoreNY fact sheet here.

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MAT in NY Jails and Prisons - Fact Sheet


Addressing Addiction and Preventing Overdose in NY:
Providing Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Jails and Prisons


People struggling with addiction deserve treatment and care. However, due to stigma, criminalization, and the failed war on drugs, people are being prevented from accessing the care and the support they need to live healthy lives.



Read our fact sheet on how to implement Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in New York State jails and prisons here.

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MAT in CT Jails and Prisons - Fact Sheet


Addressing Addiction and Preventing Overdose in CT:

Providing Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Jails and Prisons

 

People struggling with addiction deserve treatment and care. However, due to stigma, criminalization, and the failed war on drugs, people are being prevented from accessing the care and the support they need to live healthy lives.

 

Read our fact sheet on how to implement Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Connecticut jails and prisons here.

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Connecticut Criminal Justice Reform Field Scan (2018)


Download the full Connecticut Criminal Justice Reform Field Scan, prepared by the Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice here.

 

In 2018, the Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice conducted a Connecticut Criminal Justice Field Scan. The Field Scan served several goals: first, we wanted to review where Connecticut stands in its efforts to end mass incarceration and for that assessment to be directly informed by groups working across the field. Second, we wanted to better understand how the Connecticut criminal justice field – and those who are connected to criminal justice reform efforts but who are not per se criminal justice reformers – perceived progress in our state comparatively to states across the nation, and learn what further efforts were needed to advance decarceration – both in the 2019 legislative session under a new governor, and long-term. Third, we wanted an increased understanding of the range of groups, coalitions, and networks currently working to end mass incarceration in Connecticut – and to uncover new configurations and relationships that may have developed. Finally, we wanted to bring together a wide range of voices – both familiar leaders and unfamiliar folks on the ground around the state – to solicit input about the best path forward to further strengthen the movement to end mass incarceration in Connecticut.

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Fact Sheet - Monthly Call for Community-Based, Pre-Arrest Diversion

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Less Is More NY Factsheet

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