Protecting the Public from Violent Criminals Clears First Hurdle

April 4, 2017

Today the state Judiciary Committee approved legislation that would help stop violent criminals from being released early from CT prisons.
I applaud the leaders of the Judiciary Committee, including Sen. Doyle, Rep. Tong, Sen. Kissel, and Rep. Rebimbas, who came together to vote in support of legislation that would make inmates convicted of any serious assault offense or forcible rape ineligible to earn risk reduction release credits in prison to get out of prison early.

I also applaud all of you for raising your voices in support of this important proposal.

These efforts show that we can stand up for victims of violent crime in Connecticut and their families and make our state a safer place for all.
Thank you for making your voices heard!

With support from the Judiciary Committee, this proposal now moves forward to the Senate and House of Representatives where it must be voted on and approved before the legislative session adjourns on June 7, 2017.