Kissel: “Victims have rights in the state of Connecticut.”

May 19, 2021

Republicans objected to the impact they said the compassionate release changes could have on the victims of crime.

Sen. John Kissel, R-Enfield, unsuccessfully attempted to modify the bill to eliminate everything but the whistleblower provisions.

“I would stress that victims have rights in the state of Connecticut. Not only do we feel that those rights are extremely important, but we’ve enshrined them in our state constitution,” Kissel said.