Sunday, November 25, 2007

Protest Against Parole Ban


Earlier this year, following a triple-murder in the suburbs, Governor Rell instituted a statewide ban on parole for those convicted of violent crimes, causing many individuals currently serving time to become ineligible for parole, and some individuals already home in their communities (and working to support their families) to return to [already overcrowded] prisons. While the parole ban is "temporary," there are no plans of action in place for dissolving it.

Politicians are exploiting a tragedy to place this community under attack. A study by the Department of criminology at CCSU from 2006 found that prisoners who come out on parole are much less likely to be re-incarcerated than full-time prisoners, so it makes no sense to ban parole.

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