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Location: * Northeast, Connecticut
Beat: State policy issues at the intersection of mental health and criminal justice
Position: This reporter examines criminal justice and mental health issues across the state, including poverty, race and changing policy on who is prosecuted, how they are incarcerated and how politics influence those trends.
Reporter: Chris Ehrmann