Connecticut Repeals Death Penalty

Connecticut has recently become the 17th state to repeal the death penalty. Lawmakers passed the measure with an 86-62 vote in favor of repealing the death penalty in the state.

Conn. Inmate Population Could Hit 5-Year Low

Policy analysts in Connecticut say ongoing efforts to combat recidivism and treat nonviolent offenders in community settings should push the state’s prison population to a five-year low.

Background Check: John Armstrong

By Bryce Hubner
John Armstrong, 55, opted for an early retirement from the Connecticut DOC in 2003 after serving two terms as commissioner to enter academia as a professor.