(Watch) Families of Murder Victims, Lawmakers Question CT’s New Commutations Policy

March 9, 2023

NBC Connecticut

Republican senators Kevin Kelly and Heather Somers held the press conference calling on the Board to halt commutations until the legislature can review the policy.

“We’re also here to call for reforms and oversight with regards to the unelected Connecticut Pardon and Parole Board,” Sen. Kevin Kelly (R-21st District) said.

“This is even more troubling in the case of a plea deal, when a defendant pleads guilty and accepts the sentence that has been carefully negotiated over months, even years,” Sen. Heather Somers (R-18th District) said.