The Connecticut Sentencing Commission reviews, researches and makes recommendations regarding Connecticut’s criminal justice system. It is a supported by the Institute of Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP) at UConn’s School of Public Policy (SPP). IMRP’s professional staff provides the administrative resources necessary to support the Commission’s mission. The Commission’s Chairperson is Justice David Borden and Vice Chairperson is John Santa. IMRP’s Alex Tsarkov serves as the Executive Director.
During the 2022 Legislative Session, the Commission proposed the following legislation:
- HB 5390: An Act Repealing Statutory Provisions that Impose Liability on an Individual for Repayment of Costs Incurred When the Individual Was Incarcerated
“To repeal statutory provisions allowing the Commissioner of Correction to assess an incarcerated individual with the costs of such individual’s incarceration.” (Bill Status)
- SB 425: An Act Concerning Sentence Modification
- “To ensure that changes made to provisions concerning sentence modifications in public acts 21-102 and 21-104 are applied to applications made on and after the effective date of said acts for modification of sentences imposed prior to, on or after the effective dates of changes imposed by said public acts.” (Bill Status)
Two pieces were not raised:
- An Act Concerning the Recommendations of the Connecticut Sentencing Commission Regarding Sex Offender Registry
- Voting Access and Reenfranchisement Act
Join the Connecticut Sentencing Commission for their Annual Symposium entitled “Criminal Legal System at a Crossroads” on Thursday, November 17th. Their event will occur from 8:30am – 4:15pm at William Starr Hall – UConn School of Law. Featured speakers will discuss mental health and incarceration issues, felony murder, pretrial justice and juvenile justice. The Annual Symposium is co-sponsored by the Center on Community Safety, Policing, and Inequality at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Register today for this forthcoming event.