Daily Archives: December 17, 2008

New CT bill limits suicidal thoughts to 6 months max

Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? That’s exactly the reaction I had when I read this article yesterday. Co-chair of the Judiciary Committee Mike Lawlor claims that the State has spent between $200,00 and $500,00o on “one on one” monitoring of Steven Hayes (one of the accused in the Cheshire murders) since last July. Hayes is on suicide watch and apparently the DOC has assigned a correctional officer to stand outside his cell to watch over him.

Lawlor made a FOIA request to Comm’r Lantz, seeking details of this expenditure.