Republicans unsuccessfully tried to strip the bill, citing concerns over victims and public safety.
Democrats renew push to extend voting rights in Connecticut
The issue has been a partisan one, supported by Democrats and opposed by Republicans.
From prison to freedom: ‘Our goal is to bat a thousand, but obviously that isn’t going to happen’
Edwin Glass went to prison with the expectation he would serve 51 months of a 60-month sentence, the 85-percent standard for a violent crime. He ended up doing 56 months, or 93 percent. Does that make Connecticut tough or lenient?
Connecticut’s ex-offenders have something to contribute. Let’s let them.
Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposal for a Second Chance Society embraces rehabilitation. There is another measure before the legislature getting less attention, the so-called “Second Look Bill” that would provide for the possibility of parole for people who are serving very long sentences for crimes they committed before their 18th birthdays. Passing it is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing to do.