Advice of Counsel

Unintended Consequences

The Connecticut Law Tribune

Let's end lifetime supervision of convicted murderers and replace it with a system that releases them back into the community, unsupervised, after serving a fixed sentence. And let's do this in the name of promoting public safety. Does anybody believe the public would support this? Yet, in 1981 the Connecticut General Assembly did just that. The General Assembly got tough on crime by passing truth-in-sentencing laws and abolishing "good-time" credits that could shorten prison time served.

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