- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut legislative leaders say they want the General Assembly to hold hearings about the conditions and practices at the state’s juvenile detention facilities.

Senate President Martin Looney and House Speaker Brendan Sharkey announced Tuesday they’ve asked the chairmen of several legislative committees to schedule the hearings in light of a recent investigative report from the Office of the Child Advocate and an action plan from the Department of Children and Families.

The date of the first hearing is expected to be announced soon.

The child advocate report found delinquent youths have been subjected to unlawful and repeated restraint and isolation at the Connecticut Juvenile Training School and the Pueblo Unit in Middletown.

Looney said it’s important lawmakers have a full accounting of facts to ensure the safety of the youths.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide