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Vail Opposes Legislation to Redefine an Incarcerated Individual’s Home Address

Posted on May 13, 2021 by Admin


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The House approved a measure today, which I opposed, that will adjust the Census data and count those in custody of the Dept. of Corrections (DOC) in the community that they originally resided, not where the correctional institution is located. Historically, we have not adjusted census data because it is important for many reasons, like allocating funding, and dictating voting districts. While it was made clear to me during the debate that this bill is not intended to redirect government spending,

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COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Posted on February 9, 2021 by Admin


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Residents over the age of 65 can now begin to sign up for vaccination appointments. The following data represents the total number of COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Connecticut, as reported to the state as of Monday, Feb. 8:

  • First doses administered: 387,174
  • Second doses administered: 129,907
  • Total doses administered: 517,081

So far, the state has vaccinated 56 percent of its population over the age of 75. Connecticut remains in the top four states in the nation for vaccine distribution.

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Vail on the Closure of Northern Correctional Institute

Posted on February 8, 2021 by Admin


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SOMERS – It was announced that Northern Correctional Institute will close by July 1, 2021. State Rep. Kurt Vail (R-Stafford), who represents the communities of Somers and Stafford, responded to the announcement on Monday.

“The state will save roughly $12 million annually in operating expenses after the closure of the facility,” said Vail, who previously served within the Dept. of Corrections. “Northern was built at a different time, when there were significantly more violent offenders incarcerated.

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