Connecticut To Gather And Analyze Statewide Prosecutorial Data
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed a bill Wednesday that gives the public a chance to learn what state prosecutors in the criminal justice system do behind closed doors.
Lamont says the measure could restore trust between communities and public agencies.
“That’s what this is about to me, is also building trust between the law enforcement community and our community leaders, and giving folks another chance. Giving them that trust as well.”
The new law requires the state’s Office of Policy and Management to immediately collect and analyze prosecutors’ actions each year.
This includes the screening and charging of cases, bail recommendations, plea negotiations and sentencing recommendations.
The bill could lead to fewer people in prison and ensure the responsible use of taxpayer’s money.