The pilot program, called T.R.U.E. (Truthfulness to oneself and others, Respect toward the community, Understanding ourselves and what brought us here, Elevating into success) was set up about seven weeks ago for about 70 18- to 25-year-old offenders at the prison.
“Somehow and some way in the intervening 100 years in criminal justice in the United States we lost our way,” Malloy said. “That’s the simple reality. We decided to treat all offenders as one type of offender regardless of age, regardless of crime – we had a one-size-fits-all attitude. It is quite clear that attitude did not work.”