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Spotlight On Criminal Justice Reform During National Conversation On Race

Jul 27, 2020

State lawmakers in Connecticut’s House of Representatives have passed a major police accountability bill in the middle of a national conversation about police violence and racism.

This hour, we check in with CT Mirror reporter, Kelan Lyons to learn more, as the bill heads to the state Senate this week.

We also talk with poet and Connecticut resident Reginald Dwayne Betts, who is  leading a new project to bring books to prisons and juvenile detention centers across the US.

And later: millions of Americans are on probation or parole. They are alternatives to incarceration, but advocates say community supervision can become a major driver of incarceration. Have you experienced probation or parole?

GUESTS:

  • Kelan Lyons - Reporter for CT Mirror covering the intersection of mental health and criminal justice
  • Reginald Dwayne Betts - Poet and Director of the Million Book Project
  • Michael Williams - Senior manager of policy at Pew Charitable Trusts

Cat Pastor contributed to this show.