CT lawmakers advance constitutional amendment scrapping guaranteed bail

Currently, the Connecticut state constitution says all defendants are entitled to cash bail.

John Craven and Nicole Alarcon Soares

Apr 23, 2024, 8:47 PM

Updated 35 days ago

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Connecticut lawmakers advanced a constitutional amendment on Tuesday at the state Capitol, meaning bail will no longer be guaranteed.
A legislative committee advanced a proposed amendment to the state constitution.
Currently, the Connecticut state constitution says all defendants are entitled to cash bail.
That provision forced a judge to offer Michelle Troconis bail after she was convicted of conspiring to murder her New Canaan mother, Jennifer Dulos, last month.
If the amendment is approved by the entire Legislature, it will be submitted to a vote for the voters to decide.


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