Malloy: Raise the Age for the Juvenile Justice System to 20
A 20-year-old who gets into a fight or is caught stealing faces serious jail time if convicted.
In a far-ranging policy speech about bail reform and juvenile justice Friday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he no longer wants that to be the case. His proposal would divert thousands of people aged 18 to 20 from the adult corrections system and would instead treat them as juveniles. And he indicated that he wants to consider alternative ways to handle those under 25 who commit less-serious offenses. Read more here.