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State Child Advocate; Policing in the 21st Century

Jul 28, 2015

A scathing new report from the office of the state child advocate lists a series of troubling problems at the Connecticut Juvenile Training School and the new Pueblo girls unit. State child advocate Sarah Eagan said the conditions in the jails put children there in state custody in physical and emotional harm. Now the state DCF has responded with a promise of change. We’ll talk about what’s in this report.

Also, we’ll sit down with a Yale Law professor who is on President Obama’s task force examining policing, as America grapples with a series of deaths of African Americans after confrontations with police.

GUESTS: 

  • Sarah Healy Eagan - State Child Advocate
  •  Tracey Meares - Professor at Yale Law School, member of President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing 

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.  Jules Lefevre and Catie Talarski contributed to this program.