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Proposed Three Strikes Laws in CT

Posted by Erin FieldMar 18, 20080 Comments

There are three separate proposed laws in the Connecticut legislature that would enact a “so-called” three strikes law. The bills, working their way through the Connecticut lawmaking progress, would require a person convicted of 3 separate violent felonies to be sentenced to life in prison. It would make Connecticut's criminal laws among the toughest and most restrictive in the nation.

Critics among the Democratically controlled legislature suggest that such a law would tie the hands of judges to exercise discretion in complicated legal cases, and would do little to enhance public safely.