Our prison population has dropped significantly, and high-risk, violent offenders are serving more of their sentence than ever before. Recidivism has declined substantially. This progress has allowed us to save taxpayers $70 million in the current fiscal year.
All of this is making Connecticut a better, more desirable place to work and live.
"We all have a responsibility to change our culture and bring this nation through these difficult times. As the son of a police officer, the violence perpetrated by and on law enforcement this week is heartbreaking," Carter said.
"Too often in the wake of these national tragedies people retreat to their familiar corners making it harder to find common ground," Carter said. "We must use this as opportunity to come together and ensure the security of everyone in our community, including police officers.
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