CT Prison Participates in Livestream Prison Reform Conference

Cheshire — Standing inside a century-old maximum security prison auditorium as cameras live-streamed a conference on Connecticut’s prison system reforms Wednesday, Corrections Commissioner Scott Semple told those assembled that the event reminded him of watching the ripple effect from throwing a stone in a still pond.

Semple said the thought of having a livestream simulcast from inside a prison was something he couldn’t have imagined even a few years ago.

“Today is essentially an electronic version of that ripple effect,” Semple said. “I think of it as the electronic ripple effect of cumulative change … over time, ever expanding, creating ripples and waves of change.”

The livestream broadcast from inside the Cheshire Correctional Institution was transmitted to the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where Gov. Dannel P. Malloy joined advocates and experts from the Vera Institute of Justice, a criminal justice reform group, for its Reimagining Prison conference.

To read more of this article from the CT Mirror, click here.

To watch the recorded live-stream from the Reimagining Prison Conference, click here.

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