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Governor Announces “Second Chance Society” to Reduce Crime


On February 3, 2015, Governor Malloy revealed “Second Chance Society” initiatives which are aimed at further reducing crime as well as ensuring that nonviolent offenders are reintegrated into society. The crime rate is currently at a 48 year low and the “Second Chance Society” hopes to continue that decrease with five key areas of action:

  • Reclassifying certain nonviolent offenses
  • Eliminating mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug possession
  • Streamlining our parole system to make it more efficient and effective
  • Streamlining our pardons system to give ex-offenders a greater chance at employment
  • Creating real job and housing opportunities for ex-offenders

Connecticut is one of a growing number of states that are adopting these policy initiatives through bipartisan nationwide consensus, including Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama.

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