- 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.


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