Valerie Jarrett

Experts Gather For Criminal Justice Conference In Hartford

Experts Gather For Criminal Justice Conference In Hartford

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and first lady Cathy Malloy's Reimagining Justice conference opened Wednesday in Hartford, bringing together criminal justice professionals — from state Supreme Court justices to former prisoners — to discuss new approaches and reforms.

The event Wednesday, at the Marriott Hotel downtown, featured a keynote address by Valerie Jarrett, a top adviser to former President Barack Obama, and panel discussions, ranging from youth justice to constitutional considerations of bail. The conference will continue Thursday.

"We need to reimagine justice because it simply does not align with our shared values: fairness, equality, humanity, forgiveness and second...

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