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Policies and rulings on lengthy imprisonment terms in Connecticut.
NACDL has engaged in advocacy efforts to reform the discovery process in Connecticut.
See the various issues on which NACDL has conducted criminal justice advocacy in Connecticut. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see active legislation in Connecticut that NACDL is tracking.
NACDL comments on S.B. No. 653, an act concerning open-file disclosure in criminal cases.
Information on the policy and history of recording custodial interrogations in Connecticut.
Attorney-client communications federal caselaw and state-specific anecdotal data in Connecticut
A request by Vincent Ferraiuolo's attorney to reverse his conviction for murder and remand his case for a new trial.
US District Court District of Connecticut: Copenhaver et. al Indictment - conspiracy to commit mail fraud
Letter to the Connecticut General Assembly's Joint Committee on Judiciary regarding SB 653 to reform open-file discovery rules in criminal cases.