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John A Kissel

Malloy Wants 'Statewide Conversation' About Juvenile Crime

Malloy Wants 'Statewide Conversation' About Juvenile Crime

HARTFORD — Connecticut could become the first state in the nation to treat offenders younger than 21 as juveniles under a sweeping overhaul of the state's criminal justice policies laid out Friday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

Addressing a room full of lawyers, scholars, legislators and judges at the University of Connecticut School of Law, Malloy said current policies have extracted a heavy toll on African American and Latino communities.

"Mass incarceration has, for far too long, jailed a generation of men of color," the Democratic governor said. "It also left their sons and daughters less likely to graduate high school, less likely to marry and less...