Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Inmate increase in Cheshire?

From the NHRs Luther Turmelle:

A legislative task force created to look into making Connecticut’s prisons safe wants the Department of Correction to use the maximum-security Northern Correctional Institution in Somers strictly for the worst-behaved inmates.

If that happens, the impact could be felt in Cheshire. That’s because the Cheshire Correctional Institution’s vacant North Block — which prison officials say is reserved to accommodate inmates from other prisons in the event of a fire or some other sort of emergency — has room for 500 inmates.

The use of the North Block wasn’t one of the four recommendations the task force released Tuesday. But the chairwoman of the task force, state Rep. Karen Jarma, D-Enfield, said in order to create space in the Northern Correctional Institution to handle inmates with behavior problems, other inmates at Somers will have to be shifted elsewhere.


Tim White

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tell Lawlor to send them back to VA where it costs less. Tell their sob story family members to get over it

Bill said...

Now we know where can send the members of the Town Council and BOE because they have failed in their duties.

Anonymous said...

WE STILL HAVE A VACANT PRISON THAT WAS BUILT FOR EITHER WOMEN OR YOUTHS. IT IS NOW HOUSING ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF AND USED FOR TRAINING.
OPEN THAT UP AND LET THEM FILL TO CAPACITY.

Anonymous said...

Release non-violent offenders who have been thrown into the slammer & don't put anyone in jail for non-violent offenses. Connecticue has first class prisons & second class schools.

THIS WILL SAVE TENS OF MILLIONS OF $$$$$