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Gary Winfield

Representing New Haven & West Haven

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Connecticut bill to curb use of solitary confinement progresses

The bill has been championed by Sen. Gary Winfield, D-New Haven, who in March spent two hours in a replica-like solitary cell to experience the feeling of isolated confinement.

“We are concerned about the effects of isolated confinement on the individuals we place in isolated confinement,” Winfield said. But those concerns don’t just end with the inmates.

Read the full article at the New Haven Register.

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