Murder commutations roil nomination hearing for Board of Pardons & Paroles

March 23, 2023

Kelly, R-Stratford, issued a statement on March 15 after more sentences were commuted, saying “absolutely nothing has changed.”

“A week after Republicans stood side by side with the families of murder victims to reveal the drastic spike in the commutations… this unelected board continues to shave decades off of prison sentences?” Kelly said. “So, what happened? Obviously, nothing because the Board met and continued its practice of shortening sentences for convicted murderers.”