The ACLU-CT believes that mass incarceration is the liberation struggle that defines our era in United States history. We have come to a point where approximately three out of every ten adults in the U.S. has a criminal record of some kind, and over half of the people in this country have a close family member who has been incarcerated. That is especially true for people operating within the criminal legal system, like state’s attorneys, whose decisions can either perpetuate mass incarceration or begin to work towards a different model of justice. Prosecutors hold people’s lives in their hands: their decisions impact a person’s freedom, fundamental rights, and entire future.
SB 1070, An Act Concerning Prosecutorial Accountability