CONECT

Clean Slate Campaign Picking Up Steam

CONECT’s Criminal Justice Reform Team is busy this winter / spring leading a legislative campaign to create a new system of automatic expungement of criminal records in Connecticut. Recently Hugh Bailey wrote a column in the CT Post & New Haven Register about the campaign and the New York Times ran an Opinion piece on Clean Slate nationally.

CONECT Leaders Asti Jackson & Lonnie Spaulding questioning Gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont about the Clean Slate proposal at CONECT’s Candidate Assembly on Oct 22, 2018

The Connecticut “Clean Slate” plan would build off of Connecticut’s existing Board of Pardons and Paroles system, making expungements of criminal records 3 years after a misdemeanor and 5 years after a non-violent felony automatic.

See CONECT’s Fact Sheet and FAQ for more background information.

Clean Slate Kick-Off

Come out on Sunday, Jan 6th at 3:00pm to Mt. Aery Baptist Church to join CONECT clergy, lay leaders, allies, and key legislators as we kick-off our Clean Slate Legislative Campaign.  Clean Slate would create a system for automatic expungement of criminal records for those that remain crime free after serving their sentence — 3 years after a misdemeanor and 5-years after a non-violent felony.  To learn more, see our 1-page Fact Sheet or FAQ sheet.  

750+ Pack CONECT Candidate Assembly

On Monday, Oct 22nd, more than 750 CONECT members turned out for our 2018 General Election Candidate Assembly at Congregation B’nai Israel in Bridgeport.  Candidates for Governor, Attorney General, and Treasurer attended and answered questions concerning gun violence, immigration, healthcare / mental health, and criminal justice reform issues.  News 12 CT and WSHU Radio covered the Assembly.  CONECT also published a brief Report on the Assembly as well.