Carleton Giles, who oversaw a jump in prison sentence commutations as Board of Pardons and Paroles chair, will return as a board member.
Originally serving 75 years for several violent crimes, Cox could have died in prison if his sentence hadn’t been commuted.
Michael Cox, could potentially be the first person granted a commutation under the new policy.
Republicans unsuccessfully tried to strip the bill, citing concerns over victims and public safety.
The Board of Pardons and Parole has “unfettered discretion” to commute sentences. They haven’t exercised it during the pandemic.
The virus lays bare the limitations sick inmates have in petitioning authorities for release from prison.
The incarcerated population in Connecticut is dropping as fears mount about a COVID-19 outbreak behind bars. The question is why?
The measure could make it easier for people with criminal convictions to secure housing or get a job.
Connecticut says grounds for a Bridgeport man’s deportation disappeared the day he was pardoned.
A man who spent two decades in prison for a crime he did not commit is among Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s choices for the Board of Pardons and Paroles, one of four judicial and five board nominations announced Wednesday.