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Meghan Holden, ACLU of Connecticut,

August 14, 2020

HARTFORD -- The following is a reaction by ACLU of Connecticut executive director David McGuire to the death of Daniel Ocasio, who was being held pre-trial at Corrigan-Ragdowski Correctional Center, a Connecticut Department of Correction facility:

“The Department of Correction has a constitutional and moral responsibility to keep the people it incarcerates safe. Daniel Ocasio should still be alive today, and the DOC had a duty to prevent his death. We expect and demand the DOC complete a full investigation into how it allowed someone to die like this on its watch.”