Whalley Jail Picketed
by Melinda Tuhus
New Haven Independent
Jackie Joyner lives across the street from the Whalley Avenue jail. That made it easy for her to join a protest outside the jail against Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s ban on parole — in which Joyner has a personal interest.
More than 50 people gathered Monday night on the sidewalk in front of the main entrance on County Street. They were protesting their loved ones and fellow community members being incarcerated beyond the dates they would have been paroled, because the murders of three women in the Petit family in Cheshire caused a convulsion in the prison system.