“They should die in prison,” CT House says.

Commutation is mercy – an opportunity for someone sentenced to many years in prison to ask for mercy. There is no guarantee they will get it. Mitigation is just an opportunity for them to ask.

On Wednesday, May 24, the House of Representatives said that it would not spare hundreds of people in Connecticut no matter what. The House passed an amendment to HB 6738 that would deny commutation to anyone sentenced to 60 years or more. In Connecticut, there are currently 368 such individuals. Many of them were born in Connecticut, grew up here, and have their families still living in Connecticut. But last Wednesday, the House of Representatives said they had no mercy, regardless.

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