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Editor: 

In March I sent a letter to the editor exposing why the prison system is overflowing with inmates; the problem that I ran into is that some information I gave was wrong: "I don't have a complete list of how many commutations have been signed by them all, but I would guess it's less than 100 in 12 years." The truth of the matter is three governors over the last 23 years have signed 29 commutations, so needless to say I was far off the mark. 

Now that has been taken care of, I would like to find some help in understanding how it was OK for the Department of Corrections to ship 88 inmates out of state?

It was my understanding that this governor had stated that as long as he was in office they would not ship inmates out of state again. Plus, the director of the DOC had stated in a radio cast that the reason for the increase in the recidivism rate was because they sent inmates out of state. 

Does anybody else remember these statements? 

Sincerely,

DAN HARRIS, Inmate, Torrington

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