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Staff WriterMay 21, 2019

Connecticut faces a moment of tremendous potential: The opportunity to lead the nation in reforms that will benefit communities directly impacted by our nation’s love affair with incarceration.

Our legislature is currently considering a bill (HB 6714) that encourages communication between incarcerated people in Connecticut and their families and support networks. Connecticut will be the first state to tackle the considerable financial burden placed on communities — disproportionately communities of color and poverty — fighting to maintain relationships with loved ones locked up inside prisons and jails.

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