Republicans raise concerns about CT Board of Pardons and Paroles

Republicans are concerned about a bill that would only notify victims' families if an offender is granted a commutation hearing.

News 12 Staff

May 30, 2023, 11:54 PM

Updated 415 days ago

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Republicans are raising new concerns about the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Recently, the board came under fire for a big jump in sentence reductions.
Now, Republicans are concerned about a bill that would only notify victims' families if an offender is granted a commutation hearing.
Right now, they're also told if the offender applies.
"Victims' voices matter. The family victims of homicide victims are being left out by this bill," said John Aberg, murder victim's grandfather.
Gov. Ned Lamont removed the parole's board chairman over the sentence reductions.
This new bill would require lawmakers approve the chair.


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