Hartford, CT) - At 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 3 U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) will join “Orange is the New Black” author and former Danbury inmate Piper Kerman and Judith Resnik, Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School, in releasing a discouraging new report exposing the consequences of extensive delays in planned renovations to return women to the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury. As a result of the delays, many women have been transferred to federal jail facilities, with limited access to rehabilitative programs and opportunities, such as residential drug treatment programs, to reduce the time of their incarceration. At this event, Blumenthal and Murphy will release a letter to the Federal Bureau of Prisons seeking further information on the delay and the disruption it has caused, and urging the BOP to expedite the transition and to mitigate the serious harms the delay has caused.
Blumenthal and Murphy will also be joined at this event by Beatrice Codianni, a former inmate at Danbury and leader in community prison re-entry efforts.