Ahjane Forbes | Connecticut Public Radio

Ahjane Forbes

File: Cybulski Correctional Institution in Enfield.
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In Connecticut, housing authorities and landlords can refuse to rent to formerly incarcerated people, and this often leaves many people who want a second chance at life at a disadvantage, even years after they have left prison. 

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As Gov. Ned Lamont rolls out his budget proposals for the coming biennium, education funding seems poised to become a battleground. Lamont wants to freeze the state’s contribution to public schools, the pot of money called Education Cost Sharing, or ECS. Instead, he would boost districts by using federal coronavirus funds. And that’s raising alarm among educators and advocates.

After being released from prison, people who have been incarcerated within the state can get resources from a new Reentry Welcome Center in the City of New Haven.

Project M.O.R.E., Inc,  is aimed at helping ex-offenders regain stability within society once they are released. The nonprofit offers assistance in education, employment, healthcare and housing through private and public funding.